Brooksville, Florida -- Thanks to a tip about a possible meth lab at a Brooksville RV park, Hernando Sheriff's detectives busted the largest amount of "one pot meth labs" ever located in the county.
When Hernando Sheriff's detectives arrived at Casey Norton's 30-foot travel trailer at Hawk's Nest RV Park on Commercial Way Tuesday morning, the could see in plain view from the front door several "one pot vessels" used to manufacture meth. Norton and his 62-year-old mother were immediately removed from the home for safety reasons.
During their investigation, detectives learned from neighbors Norton had an associate who also lives at the RV park.
When detectives knocked on Johnny Carrington's RV door, they found him highly intoxicated and as he went to get his identification, detectives spotted several "one pot vessels" used to make meth.
Carrington was immediately removed from the home along with all the residents in the RV park. The area was then secured by the sheriff's office and its HAZMAT team.
In all, 73 "one pot meth vessels", 106 hydrochloric acid generators, and various dangerous chemicals and drug paraphernalia items were confiscated.
Norton, 41, and Carrington, 40, were each arrested on multiple drug possession charges. Norton's mother, who suffers from numerous medical conditions and needs daily care, was put in an assisted living facility.