4 arrested as deputies find meth lab in Lake City camper

Clockwise from upper left are Wendy Parker, Christopher Abbott, James Roberts and Dustin Doles.

Published: Monday, January 14, 2013 at 2:59 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 14, 2013 at 2:59 p.m.

Four people were arrested Sunday when Columbia County Sheriff’s deputies uncovered a meth lab being operated inside a camper, authorities said.

The sheriff’s office gave this account: At about 8:50 p.m., Deputies Brian Lucas and Chad Guerry investigated a vehicle parked at 317 NE Double Run Road and smelled a chemical odor consistent with the manufacture of methamphetamine.

The deputies were talking to several persons in the yard of the home when they saw two people running to a camper on the property.

The deputies went to the camper and found materials used to manufacture methamphetamine. Deputies also found drug paraphernalia in a burn pit on the property.

Deputies found one person hiding under a trailer who was determined to have a fugitive arrest warrant from Pennsylvania. Christopher Abbott was taken into custody without incident.

Deputies arrested Dustin A. Doles, 28, of Lake City, on various drug-related charges; Wendy L. Parker, 44, of Lake City, on drug-related charges; James E. Roberts, 36, of Lake City on drug-related charges; and Abbott, 27, of Fort White, on the Pennsylvania warrant.

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