Meth lab found inside home with 2-year-old child

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- Deputies found a 2-year-old child inside a home Tuesday night, where methamphetamine was being manufactured, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office.


SJSO arrested a man and woman on several charges after a meth lab was found inside the Gorda Bella Avenue home.

Randall Jay Mashburn 37, and Regina Rose Dimsdale, 24, were each charged with possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a drug dwelling, production of methamphetamine, posession of drug paraphernalia and child neglect.

After receiving reports of a strange smell coming from the residence, deputies was sent to the home.

Dimsdale came to the door and deputy noticed that the chemical smell had intensified.

The Sheriff's Office Clandestine Lab Response Team responded and confirmed that there was a reason to believe meth was being manufactured out of that home.

Everyone inside were decontaminated including the 2-year-old child. The child was then taken into the custody of a D.C.F. investigator.

Investigators found numerous items used to manufacture the meth including evidence of recent cooks.

Mashburn and Dimsdale remain in the St. Johns County Jail.

Mashburn is being held on bonds totaling $96,500 and Dimsdale on bonds totaling $70,000.


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