3 kids rescued from active meth house

MACCLENNY, Fla. -- An undercover investigation led to the arrest of two methamphetamine manufacturing suspects.

Undercover officers with the Baker County Sheriff's office allegedly purchased meth from John Robert Akridge, 29, in the 200 block of South 7th Street Thursday afternoon, according to a report from tee Baker County Sheriff's Office. The alleged transaction occurred within one thousand feet of the First Baptist Church of Mcclenny, the report detailed.

A second suspect, 29-year-old Staci Lynett Akridge, was also present during the sale of meth to investigators, along with one of the couple's children, according to the report. Staci was allegedly discussing her meth addiction with undercover detectives while her husband was inside their home gathering drugs for purchase.

The Akridge's were arrested and charged with drug producing, drug selling and drug possession. The couple also had three children in their home at the time of the arrest and are charged with child neglect.

The Akridge's three children were taken into custody by the Florida Department of Children and Families and taken to an area emergency room due to the active meth lab found present in their home.

While searching the couple's home, sheriff's allegedly found two-one pot meth labs, one of which was holding an active meth cook. Four guns were also found in the home, along with ingredients and materials used in the manufacturing of meth.


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