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Two methamphetamine-manufacturing operations were found in a hotel and a house, respectively, Crestview police reported.


Angela S. Mawhir


Police responded Monday to one report at Rodeway Inn on South Ferdon Boulevard after housekeepers complained of a chemical odor and suspicious carpet burns.

Officers determined the odor was “consistent with that of the manufacturing of methamphetamine,” a news release stated. The room’s tenants had vacated the hotel. Charges may be pending.

On Aug. 17, police commenced a warranted search of an Apple Drive residence. Police believed that people in the residence was manufacturing methamphetamine, according to a news release.

Investigators found the chemicals used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine and additional drug paraphernalia, police said.

Angela S. Mawhir, 39, was arrested and charged with possession of precursor chemicals for the manufacturing of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Mawhir, also charged with probation violation, was taken to Okaloosa County Jail.

“We have had a quite a few (drug-related) incidents just this month, which isn’t uncommon,” Lt. Andrew Schneider, police spokesperson, said.

The department is diligently pursuing all cases involving methamphetamine manufacturing, he said.


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