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 ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. — The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two men on various charges related to methamphetamine.

The arrests happened Wednesday afternoon after deputies received reports of a meth lab inside a vehicle in the area of Deer Run and Thompson Bailey roads.

Witnesses told police the vehicle was traveling down Thompson Bailey Road, according to a news release from St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office Media Relations Officer Kevin Kelshaw.

Deputies stopped the vehicle for an inoperable brake light after it turned down a dirt road.

Kelshaw said as police searched the vehicle, they found a mason jar with suspicious liquid in the back seat that was believed to be part of an active meth lab.

Police called out the Sheriff’s Office Meth Response Team to confirm it was an actual meth lab.

Due to the substance being confirmed as an actual meth lab, the four vehicle’s occupants had to be decontaminated by St. Johns County Fire Rescue HAZMAT crews.

Kelshaw said the traffic stop and subsequent discovery of the mobile meth lab resulted in the arrest of two of the vehicle’s occupants.

Arrested are 35-year-old Frank Higginbotham of Cross City who was driving the vehicle and Kristopher Robinson, 31, of St. Augustine. Both men are charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, production of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Both Higginbotham and Robinson had first appearances Thursday morning. Higginbotham is being held on bonds totaling $402,000, Robinson is being held on no bond.



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