Deputies Bust Rolling Meth Lab in Florida Keys

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    Monroe County Sheriff's Office

    Two men are in jail after being arrested for operating a "rolling meth lab" in the Florida Keys.

    Monroe County Sheriff deputies arrested 47-year-old John Day and 24-year-old Scott Gunter early Saturday morning. Detectives had received information that the men might be making and selling methamphetamine in a van in the Stock Island area. Deputies were told to be on the lookout for the van.

    Officials say that when a patrol car saw the two men standing by the van, one of the men threw a pill bottle with someone else's name on it into a nearby dumpster. That bottle contained 64 pills of the antipsychotic drug Risperidone.

    Upon searching the van, officers found marijuana, bottles of liquid and various chemicals that are commonly used to manufacture methamphetamine. Detectives from the Special Investigations Unit responded and confirmed that it appeared the men had been operating a "rolling meth lab."

    Day and Gunter were both charged with production and manufacture of mathamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia. It is unclear if either of the men has an attorney.

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