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When New Smyrna Beach police responded to a call regarding a woman who may have been held against her will inside a motel room on North Dixie Freeway, they instead found a meth lab under the bathroom sink, according to a police report.Richard Williams

When police arrived after 9 p.m. Tuesday at Room 9 at the Paradise Inn, 1157 N. Dixie, they were met at the door by Richard Williams, the report states. Police asked Williams if a woman named “Heather” was in the room and if they could speak to her. When the officers walked in the room, they spotted a glass pipe on a table with white residue at the end of it. The officer recognized it was a pipe used to smoke meth, the report shows. Police then noticed a cabinet under the bathroom sink that had it’s door open slightly.

When officers shined their flashlight into the cabinet, they saw a plastic water bottle with pink sludge in it, the report states. The bottle also had a metal nozzle attached to the opening to act as a pressure valve, police said.

Other paraphernalia and ingredients to make meth — this was a typical one-pot method according to police — were found in the motel room, as well, police said. One of the officers noted in the report that he recognized Williams from seeing him at a residence on Phyllis Avenue that was known for meth manufacturing, the report states.

Both Williams and Heather Pilling were handcuffed, but only Williams was arrested, according to the report. The 44-year-old suspect was charged with manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of listed chemicals and possession of paraphernalia. Williams was being held at the Volusia County Branch Jail on $75,500 bail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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