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An investigation into recent burglaries in the Northwest 57 Court area of Chiefland led Levy County Sheriff's investigators to a residence that was used to manufacture methamphetamine and the arrest of four people, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.
• John Solomon Hall, 43, charged with producing methamphetamine, resisting an officer with violence, possession of paraphernalia, keeping a shop for dangerous drugs, possessing methamphetamine;
• Nicole Smart, 32, charged with producing methamphetamine, mari-
juana possession under 20 grams, possession of paraphernalia, possessing methamphetamine;
• Calah Crandall, 24, producing methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, keeping a shop for dangerous drugs, possessing methamphetamine; and
• Paula Jerram, 54, producing methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, keeping a shop for dangerous drugs, possessing methamphetamine.
Hall's bond is $265,00, Smart's is $170,000, Crandall's is $215,000 and Jerram's is $215,000.
The Sheriff's Patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions were conducting follow up investigations into recently reported burglaries in the area when a lead that directed them to the residence with the four suspects. It was suspected that the burglar used the home to sell or stash recently stolen property. While conducting the investigation, the officers discovered the meth production in the home and in a shed on the property.
The Levy County Drug Task Force investigators responded to assist with the investigation and recover the narcotics. The chemicals used to manufacture these types of drugs are extremely volatile and it requires specialized training to properly and safely recover them.