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VERNON – “Kicking off” the busy Fourth of July weekend the Washington County Drug Task Force, which includes the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the Chipley Police Department, arrested dismantled two active meth labs in Vernon and arrested two for drugs.

According to the report the WCDTF was conducting an ongoing drug investigation and as a result the WCDTF investigators arrived at a residence on Holmes Valley Road late in the evening on Friday, July 1.

When they arrived a male suspect fled out the back door of the residence and was apprehended while in possession of a “shake and bake” bottle in mid process of producing methamphetamines.

After an extensive search of the home there revealed an additional methamphetamine lab on the stove of the residence.

Due to potential safety risks all occupants of the home were cleared and WCDTF Investigators, trained extensively in dismantling of methamphetamine labs, secured the location, according to WCSO reports.

During the dismantling process investigators found bags of methamphetamines, listed chemicals and several other items used in the manufacturing of meth.

Arrested was Charles “Chucky” Wells, 43, and Lawanda Michelle Bieser, 42, and both were charged with production of methamphetamines, possession of methamphetamines, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of listed chemicals and violation of probation.

According to the WCSO, both Wells and Bieser are currently serving a 5-year probation sentence because of an arrest in 2010 for manufacturing methamphetamine and Wells was released from prison earlier this year.

“Our hope is that when suspects commit these types of crimes, they use their time in prison and consequent time on probation as an opportunity to reevaluate their choices and set goals for a more successful and productive life,” said Sheriff Bobby Haddock. “When they refuse to take advantage of that time, we will ensure they face the consequences of habitually choosing to break the law.”

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