On January 25, 2017 at approximately 2:00 pm, Putnam County Sheriff’s Office patrol Deputy Kyle Simmons and Sergeant Daniel Taylor went to 311 Poinsettia Avenue Lot 1, Palatka Florida in response to the report of someone actively manufacturing methamphetamine. Upon approaching the home, deputies immediately noticed a strong chemical odor in the air. At the residence Sergeant Taylor spoke with 26-year-old Teresa Diane Andreas who said she was the owner of the property and gave him permission to enter. Inside the residence, the deputies found 26-year-old Justin Daniel Nipper, 24-year-old Kaitlyn Nicole Norris, 20-year-old Richard Dallas Norris and 24-year-old Macie Ann Saucerman. Further investigation revealed an active one-pot methamphetamine lab on a dresser in one of the bedrooms, approximately 8 grams of packaged methamphetamine, approximately 40 grams of methamphetamine oil (extracted from the one pot), three blister packs of Pseudoephedrine tablets and numerous items of paraphernalia associated with the production and consumption of methamphetamine. Members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Drug and Vice Unit responded to assist with the investigation. As a result of the investigation, Nipper, Andreas and Norris were placed under arrest, transported to the Putnam County Jail and booked on the following charges:
Nipper – two counts of the production of drugs, one count of trafficking amphetamines. He is currently being held on a $70,000 bond.
Norris – one count of possessing amphetamines, one count of the possession of drug equipment. She is currently being held on a $3,000 bond.
Andreas – two counts of producing drugs and one count of child neglect. The child neglect charge was a result of her knowingly having her child in a residence where methamphetamine was actively being produced. She is currently being held on a $25,000 bond.