CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -- The Clay County Sheriff's Office made three arrests in relation to two meth labs in Keystone Heights, Florida, according to a CCSO police report.
The CCSO was tipped off by two witnesses one on April 29 and on June 3. One witness said that Thomas Kelly, 42, would routinely purchase pseudoephedrine for James Wooten, 52, in exchange for methamphetamine.
Another witness said that Kelly allegedly wanted more and begun to purchase pseudoephedrine and manufacture on his own.
CCSO checked Wooten in the National Precursor Log Exchange database for purchases of pseudoephedrine. The report said he had had made 47 purchases, 18 of which were blocked. In the database Kelly was reportedly to have made five purchases, two of them blocked.
A warrant was served on June 4 at a residence in the 4000 block of Lori Loop Road. The report said during the investigation a powdery substance was found and tested positive for methamphetamine. Other items used to manufacture methamphetamine were also found in the home.
Kelly is charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.
In addition, on June 4, a search warrant was served for another residence on the same block.
CCSO conducted a search on Christopher Harrelson, 24, in the National Precursor Log Exchange database. The report detailed that between May 10, 2011 and May 21, 2013 Harrelson purchased pseudoephedrine on 11 occasions.
Harrelson was charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.
Wooten was arrested Friday at a residence in the 15000 block of Parete Road. He is charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of firearm by a convicted felon.
Kelly, Harrelson and Wootten were transported to the Clay County Sheriff's Office.
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