Meth Lab Arrests Made

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On Tuesday, May 20, 2014, shortly after 8:30 p.m., the Crestview Police Department arrested two people, after executing a search warrant at an address located at 502 Alabama Street in Crestview in reference to a methamphetamine laboratory. The address is directly across the street from Northwood Elementary School.

The Crestview Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division followed up on a tip from a citizen, which led to an investigation into a possible methamphetamine laboratory at that address. During the search of the residence, multiple chemicals and equipment used in the manufacture of methamphetamine were seized from the residence.

The Crestview Police Department’s Methamphetamine Laboratory Response Team dismantled the meth- lab, which had recently been an active cook. The chemicals used in the manufacture of methamphetamine are highly volatile and if handled inappropriately, are unstable and extremely explosive. The team was able to safely neutralize the meth-lab and was able to render the surrounding area safe at around 4:30 a.m. this morning.

The Crestview Police Department arrested 44 year old Dennis Griffin and 28 year old Jessica Crane of 502 Alabama Street in Crestview. Both were charged with Possession of Listed Chemicals Used in the Manufacture of Methamphetamine. Additionally, Griffin had an outstanding warrant for Violation of Probation, and Crane had an outstanding warrant for Failure to Appear.

Both Griffin and Crane were transported and released into the custody of the Okaloosa County Jail.