Inglis officers bust meth lab at residence

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10th lab shut down in town this year

By The Staff

Two people were arrested and a meth lab inside a home on State Highway 40 West in Inglis was shut down on Wednesday, Nov. 7 by officers from the Inglis Police Department, the Levy County Drug Task Force and the Citrus County Tactical Impact Unit, according to an Inglis Police Department press release.
The discovery inside the home came after an investigation into suspected narcotics and dangerous drugs which involved undercover operations and surveillance of the home.
Officers seized a large amount of methamphetamine manufacturing equipment, paraphernalia, and methamphetamine.
Arrested were Bucky Allen Smith, and Melissa Marie Ford, both charged with trafficking in more than 14 grams and manufacturing meth, possession of listed chemicals, and possession of drug equipment. Smith also faces an additional charge of possession of ammunition by a felon. His bond is $240,000. Ford's bond is $215.000.
The lab was collected and disposed of by officers and deputies on scene who are certified to handle and process the toxic and highly volatile substances.

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