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Suspect belived to have made meth at Grandma's house

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The grandmother of a woman suspected of manufacturing methamphetamine called police after her granddaughter was arrested in St. Augustine Monday morning.

The 74-old-year grandmother of Amanda Paige Albert had allowed her to stay in her home since Feb. 28, according to a police report from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. Albert was arrested in St. Augustine Monday and charged with drug possession, drug equipment possession, drug production and methamphetamine possession after investigators allegedly found her inside a car suspected of being a mobile meth lab.

Following Albert's arrest, family members called her grandmother and urged her to check her home for drugs. The 74-year-old allegedly found suspicious items in the bedroom Albert was staying in and called police.

Patrol officers were called to the home in the 6700 block of Heidi Road in Arlington around 2 p.m., according to JSO Sgt. Padgett. During a search of the home police allegedly found pseudo-ephedrine pills, lithium strips in a clear liquid, salt and other unknown liquids consistent with meth lab ingredients, according to a police report from JSO. The home was immediately evacuated and a JSO team that deals with methamphetamine responded to the house to further assess the situation.

The specialized team removed the items found by patrol officers, along with glassware and other paraphernalia, the report detailed.

No injuries were reported and the 74-year-old's home was left secure by police.

Albert, 28, and two additional suspects, 37-year-old Scott Christopher Smith and Victor Vance Alden, 59, were arrested Monday morning in St. Augustine and are facing multiple drug related charges.


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