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When a meth lab explodes it ...
When a meth lab explodes it releases caustic and carcinogenic chemicals, according to Joey Rabon, a captain with the Jackson County Drug Task Force.
The chemicals are absorbed into furniture, walls and carpeting and can cause a number of negative health effects.
A meth lab essentially turns a place into a hazardous waste site, Rabon
The drug task force relies heavily on pictures of the evidence in these types of cases, Rabon
The contaminated materials are usually taken outside by law enforcement.
Officers then wait for a hazardous materials company from Panama City or Tallahassee, contracted by the federal government, to remove the materials, Rabon
The drug task force only leaves with samples of the liquids found at the scene.
After the evidence is gathered by the drug task force and the hazardous materials are taken by hazmat, the site is basically out of law enforcement's hands, according to Rabon
said it is then the property owners responsibility to do "whatever it takes to make that room livable."
Despite the hazards, there are no regulations in Florida that Rabon
knew of prohibiting someone from entering or inhabiting the site where there was a methamphetamine lab.
"It's your home, I can't tell you not to go in your house," he
said the danger extends to hotel rooms and apartments.
"You don't want to go lay your head in the same motel room that a meth cook was in there cooking two days ago," Rabon
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The Jackson County Floridan | Cops suit up to tackle meth plague
According to figures provided by investigator Joey Rabon of the Jackson County Drug Task Force, since 2002 almost 20 children have been removed from Jackson County homes where meth labs were operating.
"That's the real tragedy in all this," Rabon
said."Innocent children are being put at extreme risk.I don't know of any cases here where children have suffered long-term physical damage, but they are in an environment that puts them in real danger." Rabon and Watson, who is also a member of the task force, say they believe some of those involved in methamphetamine use and production create more problems for law enforcement and innocent victims.
and Watson also agree that meth producers tend to use their own poison, and as a result can turn extremely paranoid.
A trio of family members suspected ...
A trio of family members suspected of dealing drugs in Marianna were arrested Thursday in a raid on the Harrison Street home of Frank Brown Jr., according to Jackson County Drug Task Force commander Joey Rabon.
The task force had conducted a series of undercover drug buys at the Harrison Street house in an investigation that spanned about four months, Rabon
said.On Thursday, authorities seized 10 grams of powder cocaine, roughly nine pieces of crack cocaine, eight firearms and several rounds of ammunition. Rabon
said one gun was found in the house and that the other seven were found in the trunk of a car parked in the yard of the home Thursday.One of the guns seized was a pistol reported stolen on July 13. Rabon
said an additional charge against Frank Brown Jr. is pending.
According to Rabon
is a convicted felon and is expected to be charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. The drug task force is made up of officers from the Jackson County Sheriff's Office
, the Marianna, Graceville and Cottondale police departments and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement
In this case, the grand jury ...
In this case, the grand jury commended Jackson County Sheriff Captain Joey Rabon and Corporal Billy Dozier for their bravery and quick actions on that tragic night.
In the report, the grand jury notes that Sheriff McDaniel did not fire any shots, in fact, he
and Corporal Dozier were the two officers on the scene who fired their weapons.
The Jackson County Floridan | Local agencies prepare for hurricane
Answering two lines at once around 4:30 Thursday afternoon, Andreasen could be overheard talking to Jackson County Sheriff's Deputy Joey Rabon.