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CITRUS COUNTY, Fla – An 87-year-old man suffering from dementia was used to buy chemicals to cook meth at the guidance of his caregivers, Citrus County deputies say.

Jacob Hogan, 29, and Kelly Wright, 26, are both facing manufacturing meth with a child present, traffickingman suffering from dementia in meth, possession of chemicals with intent to manufacture meth and possession of drug paraphernalia. All are felony charges.

“They are good people, they just made bad choices,” said Eva Hogan, Jacob’s adopted mother.

On October 27, deputies executed a search at 3969 E. Withlacoochee Trail in Dunnellon.

The couple was staying in the guest house. Eva Hogan said she allowed her son and his girlfriend to live there because they had no place else to go.

“I’d have turned them in (if I’d known what they were doing,” Hogan explained.

Hogan told ABC Action News her 4-year-old granddaughter lived in the main house and was mostly under her watch. She said she did allow the girl to visit her parents but never went to the guest house herself.

According to deputies, they found the couple’s daughter surrounded by syringes and open chemicals, including suffering from dementia k

Deputies told ABC Action News they recovered a two liter one pot cooker, a smaller cooker and a pyrex bowl with 2 grams of meth in it. Deputies say throughout the entire living room and kitchen areas there was meth waste including: used coffee filters, cold packs, ammonia nitrate in a bowl, sodium hydroxide inside a bowl, empty lithium battery casings, Ziploc baggies and plastic containers which tested positive for meth.

The couple admitted their child was inside the home when they cooked meth, an arrest affidavit states.

The couple reportedly told deputies they learned how to cook meth in prison and had been manufacturing meth at the residence for the past six to eight months. They claim to have cooked in the home between 20 and 25 times.

Hogan told deputies he would take his 87-year-old father, who suffers from dementia and cannot care for himself, to the store to purchase ephedrine for his meth cooks, an arrest affidavit states.

“They took advantage,” Hogan said.

Deputies say all the child’s clothes were found in the cook room and her toys were in the living room strewn among the meth waste.

All hazardous items were turned into the Citrus County Meth Contamination Unit for destruction.

Hogan and Wright are each being held on $46,000 bond.

DCF took custody of their child and placed her in the care of another family member.

Hogan’s father is back at home with his wife.


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