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ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Five people are in custody following a St. Augustine methamphetamine lab bust Friday morning.

The St. John's County Sheriff's Office discovered an active methamphetamine lab while serving a warrant at 7:30 a.m. at a home in the 900 block of Holmes Boulevard, according to SJSO Sgt. Catherine Payne. The warrant was obtained following numerous neighborhood complaints of alleged drug activity and a lengthy investigation by detectives, according to a release from the SJSO.

During a search of the home, investigators found two active meth labs and two inactive meth labs, the release detailed. Eighty-two grams of meth oil was also seized, along with a large amount of precursors and drug paraphernalia.

Darlene Weaver Clarkson, 48, Denise Michelle Nottingham, 29, Theron Anthony Taylor, 37, Misty Lou Harris, 39 and 32-year-old were taken into custody and decontaminated for toxins that was associated with the labs.

  • Clarkson is charged with maintaining a drug dwelling.
  • Nottingham is charged with production, trafficking, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Taylor is charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Harris is charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.
  • Corbin is charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.
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