On June 19, 2013, the Walton County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Children and Families was conducting a joint investigation involving methamphetamine being manufactured at a home on Chestnut Street in DeFuniak Springs, Florida; the residence of Aaron M Miller, 31 and Leia Lee, 28.

While at the home, Investigators observed items in plain view that are associated with the “Shake and Bake” method of producing methamphetamine.


A search warrant was obtained for the residence and a more thorough search was conducted. The search revealed all the necessary ingredients for the “Shake and Bake” method of producing methamphetamine.

There was also a trafficking amount of methamphetamine located that exceeded 200 grams, syringes for injection, and plastic bags used for sale.

Miller was not at the residence at the time of the search. On June 24 investigators located Miller back at the home. He was placed under arrest and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, a second degree felony; trafficking in methamphetamine, a first degree felony and possession of drug paraphernalia, a first degree misdemeanor.