Rodney Roga (Left), Lisa Johnson (Right)
LAKE CITY, Fla. -- A search warrant being served on a Columbia County home resulted in the arrest of two people on methamphetamine charges.
When members of the Columbia County Multi Jurisdictional Task Force served a search warrant at 167 S.W. Fantasy Glen they "encountered very strong chemical odors," according to a news release from Columbia County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Sergeant Ed Seifert.
Seifert said the Task Force detectives believed there was a methamphetamine laboratory in the home.
Police found a young child sleeping in the home while they were searching. Rescue was called to treat the child for any possible chemical exposure.
A man was found in the home's kitchen and a woman was located hiding in the garage. Police evacuated everyone, Seifert said, until they could determine the home was safe to be inside.
As they continued their search, chemicals were discovered that were actively processing clandestine methamphetamine. Seifert said detectives seized multiple items of paraphernalia commonly used to make methamphetamine. Police also found finished methamphetamine in the home.
The two adult occupants of the home, 27-year-old Lisa Johnson and 27-year-old Rodney Roga were both arrested and taken to the Columbia County Detention Facility.
Johnson was charged with possession of methamphetamine, manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of listed chemicals, possession of drug paraphernalia and cruelty towards a child. Her bond has been set at $77,500.
Roga was charged with possession of methamphetamine, manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of listed chemicals, possession of drug paraphernalia and cruelty towards a child. Roga has a bond of $77,000.
Seifert said the child has been placed in the custody of a family member after being taken to a local medical facility for evaluation.
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