ELKTON, Fla. -- The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office is investigating two meth labs discovered Monday.
Police found the first meth lab when they went to a home in the 3300 block of Tenth Street in an attempt to locate a vehicle, according to a news release from St. Johns County Sheriff's Office Media Relations Officer Kevin Kelshaw.
Kelshaw said the owner of the vehicle told deputies she let a man borrow the vehicle and he had not returned it to her.
As police questioned the vehicle's owner further, she told them the man, 30-year-old Bradley Morris was temporarily staying with her.
Kelshaw said when she showed deputies the room Bradley was staying in they immediately recognized paraphernalia and chemicals commonly used to manufacture methamphetamine.
While police were still investigating at the home, Kelshaw said Morris came back to the home, driving the woman's car.
Deputies checked Morris' license and since it was suspended he was arrested and charged with driving on a suspended license. Kelshaw said charges against Morris related to the meth lab are pending.
Police learned of the second Elkton meth lab when a bail bondsman reported finding the lab when she went to revoke a bond at a residence in the 300 block of Lakeshore Drive.
Kelshaw said the bondsman told police she saw items commonly used to manufacture methamphetamine and was overwhelmed by a strong odor.
Members of the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office Clandestine Lab Enforcement Team came to the home with a search warrant.
When deputies searched the home, Kelshaw said they found an active methamphetamine lab.
Detectives detained and arrested three people in connection with the lab.
Dawn Berg, 19, is charged with possession of methamphetamine with the intent to sell, use or possession of drug paraphernalis and unlawful possession of a listed chemical.
Billy Jacobs, 19, is charged with possession of methamphetamine with the intent to sell, production of methamphetamine; ownership, lease, rental, or possession for trafficking in or manufacturing a controlled substance; use or possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of a listed chemical.
Joseph Joyce, 32, is charged with four counts of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.
Kelshaw said detectives are still investigating the incident.
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