Meth arrest near Orange Park High

Posted: 18th October 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized
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ORANGE PARK – The Clay County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man accused of manufacturing methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school.

Kenneth Breese, 42, of Orange Park is being held in the Clay County Jail on $100,003 bond and faces one charge of making meth within 1,000 feet of Orange Park High.

According to the police report, investigators arrested Breese after reviewing the National Precursor Log Exchange, a national crime database that tracks purchases of pseudoephedrine, the main ingredient of methamphetamine. Breese was found to have purchased the over-the-counter cold medicine on Oct. 7 and Oct. 9 but was also prohibited from buying the drug seven times between Sept. 19 and Oct. 7.

Kenneth Breese

Kenneth Breese

According to the police report, Breese’s behavior “was consistent with someone who was using or attempting to use pseudoephedrine for illicit purposes.” A further review of the national database showed Breese had purchased pseudoephedrine 50 times between Dec. 2010 and Oct. 09.

Breese was arrested after deputies searched the home in which he lives, which belongs to his mother. Narcotics unit detectives found paraphernalia in Breese’s bedroom that are used in the manufacture of methamphetamine. For her safety, deputies evacuated Breese’s mother from the home until authorities could determine whether the air was safe to breathe. The home backs up to the athletic fields at OPHS.

Detectives donned protective gear and confiscated various equipment used to make meth, including Gumout fluid, coffee filters, a pill crusher, a mason jar, hydrogen peroxide and lithium paper strips and empty battery casings.



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