MILTON, Fla. (WALA) - Santa Rosa County sheriff's deputies attempted to serve an arrest warrant Tuesday on Hamm Road in Milton, Fla. The fugitive they were looking for, Brian Mauldin, was not present, but deputies did discover a working meth lab.
When deputies arrived at the home on Hamm Road, they were met by Heather Raybon and William Hindall. The two told deputies Mauldin was not there, but deputies wanted to see for themselves.
Once inside the home, deputies also found drug paraphernalia in plain view. Deputies also noticed a strong chemical smell consistent with a methamphetamine lab and evacuated the residence immediately.
Narcotics detectives wearing protective equipment responded and found materials and ingredients used to produce methamphetamine. They also located 13 grams of meth powder and 32 grams of meth oil. In addition, a small metal pill bottle was found in Raybon's purse. Its contents tested positive for meth.
Detectives found an active "one pot" meth lab located in the bedroom and called the fire department due to the threat of fire or explosion. The lab was safely neutralized and removed from the residence by detectives.
Based on the evidence found, Hindall and Raybon were arrested for production of methamphetamine, trafficking methamphetamine, possession of felony drug equipment and possession of listed chemicals to manufacture meth.
Both are currently being held on a $35,000 bond.
Raybon has multiple past arrests involving meth related charges in Santa Rosa County. In December 2004, Raybon suffered severe and disfiguring burns during a fire in Milton. Investigators believe Raybon's burns were associated with a meth lab explosion.
The sheriff's office is still looking for Brian Mauldin, 28, for an active warrant for possession of listed chemicals to manufacture methamphetamine. If you have information about his whereabouts, contact Santa Rosa Crime Stoppers at 850-437-STOP.
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