JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Sheriff's department has arrested four Jacksonville residents, accusing them of making methamphetamine at a home located in the 13900 block of Wheeling Lane Wednesday. A fifth person was also arrested in connection with the case.
Two detectives with the JSO were lead to home during an investigation of a suspected meth lad.
When they arrived at the home Kristy Ignowski, 29, and Thomas Croley, 34, and two children met the officers at the front door.
Detectives said they noticed what they considered to be poor living conditions at the house, which had no electricity and a motorcycle that was parked inside the living room of the house, according to the police report.
Croley and Ignowski told police that they had purchased pseudoephedrine for Shannon Metz, 37, in order for him to cook meth. Metz was arrested by police two hours earlier while being pulled over for a traffic violation.
Once inside the home Croley showed police bottles of Muriatic acid and a HCL gas generator that Metz used to manufacture meth.
Tiffany Griffin, 29, and William Knight, 26, were also inside the house at the time.
Griffin and Knight were both staying in the child's room where police said they found a "one pot", which is a method used to manufacture meth by using one pot to mix all of the ingredients in.
Croley and Ignoski were arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine with a child under 16 years of age present and child neglect.
Griffin and Knight were arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.
Metz was charged with possession of a listed chemical with intent to manufacture a controlled substance, resisting an officer without violence, improper license plate, possession of marijuana and driving while license suspended.
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