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March 7, 2013

Couple turn evacuated home into meth lab

MADISON, Fla. — While flood waters threatened to breach a woman’s Lambs Ear Drive residence, intruders of a different variety burglarized the vacated home and cooked methamphetamine in the house during the owner’s forced absence.

A Valdosta man and a Madison woman were arrested after the  owner returned home, according to the Madison County Sheriff's Office.

It was determined that the invaders had been living in the woman’s residence for several days, after Sheriff Ben Stewart stopped a vehicle matching the witness description and Sheriff’s Cpl. Mike Maurice arrived to investigate, reports stated. Other officers at the scene further determined that the two subjects had been cooking meth while staying at the residence, according to reports.

The officers’ methamphetamine suspicions were confirmed when the sheriff’s office’s Drug Task Force arrived and field-tested a substance found on the scene, reports stated. Investigators from Hamilton and Taylor counties assisted with the identification and dismantling of the “meth” kitchen.

The Drug Enforcement Agency contracted SWS Environmental of Jacksonville to perform the lab clean-up and removal. Evidence collected included meth oil, scales, paraphernalia as well as video and pictures. The samples will be sent to FDLE lab for further weights and chemistries.

David Edwin Blackman, 24, of Valdosta, and Brandy Lynn Placzkowski, 20, of Madison, Fla., have both been charged with burglary, theft, trafficking methamphetamine and manufacturing methamphetamine, according to reports. Both Blackman and Placzkowski were transported to the Madison County Jail, according to reports.

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