JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Two Clay County men are facing felony charges in relation to manufacturing meth off of St. Augustine Road on Thursday.
Stacy Alan Sharp, 35, was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a place of worship and possession listed chemical/intent to unlawfully manufacture a controlled substance.
Forrest Brett Beals, 27, was charged with criminal conspiracy - 3rd degree felony/level 1 or 2 crime.
Sharp was also arrested in Clay County on July 22, 2011 and Sept. 6, 2011 for manufacturing meth and conspiracy to manufacture meth.
On Wednesday, Clay County Sheriff's Office Detective Lavaron was conducting surveillance on Sharp and Beals, according to a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office police report.
Lavaron followed the two men to Walmart at 899 Blanding Boulevard, Orange Park, where Sharp bought an instant cold pack, an ingredient used in one-pot/shake and bake meth, according to the report.
The two then purchased Morton salt from the Walgreens at 3503 University Boulevard West, Jacksonville. Lavaron told Det. David Bush Jr. of the JSO that he had been conducting surveillance on Sharp and Beals, the report stated.
Lavaron discovered that on Tuesday, Charles Banks, a man connected to Sharp, had purchased pseudophedrine at 11060 Old St. Augustine Road, Jacksonville.
Bush and JSO Officer Jaworski accompanied Lavaron to Affordable Plumbing at 4565 St. Augustine Road, where Sharp and Beals went next.
Sharp told the officers as they approached a fenced in area that they were just there getting tools. He then admitted to officers "you guys know what I am doing" and "you guys know we are doing something illegal," the report stated.
Sharp said that Beals assisted in the cook process and Beals denied being involved.
A Render Safe Procedure was used by a JSO Bomb Squad robot to safely One-Pot (Shake and Bake) bottle.
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