April 30, 2015
Based on the witness statements and other evidence gathered, Task Force Investigators obtained and executed a search warrant at the premises later that day. During the search, Investigators located and seized numerous items associated with the manufacture and use of methamphetamine. These included dismantled lithium batteries, muratic acid, drain cleaner, used hypodermic needles, smoking pipes, and electronic scales. Investigators also seized 30 grams of liquid “meth oil.”
The property owner was determined to be Michael Austin Jones (3-25-53). Investigators also developed evidence that Jones had an unrelated minor female residing at the house with him. Jones was arrested and booked at the
1. Trafficking in Methamphetamine;
2. Manufacturing Methamphetamine;
3. Child Neglect;
4. Distribution of Methamphetamine;
5. Interference with Child Custody; and
6. Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor.
Jones was given a bond of $150,000.00 on the Interference with Child Custody and Contributing to the Delinquency of Minor charges. Bond has not been set yet on the remaining charges.
As always, LCSO encourages the public to contact us or Crime Stoppers of Levy County to report suspicious methamphetamine activity.