On January 12, 2017 at approximately 10:15 am, Putnam County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputies Justin Rich, Kyle Simmons, Josh Lewis and Sean Anderson went to 1601 High Street, Palatka Florida looking for a person with an active arrest warrant. At the residence they spoke with 27-year-old Christopher White who gave them permission to search the house for the subject. Inside the residence the deputies found 28-year-old Amanda Hale and 36-year-old Chad Parrotte along with a baggie of methamphetamine and numerous other items associated with the production of methamphetamine all located within plain view. These items included, old or used one pot methamphetamine labs, multiple packets of pseudoephedrine tables, lithium strips from batteries and numerous hypodermic needles. Christopher White was also found to be concealing an active one pot meth lab in his pants. The weight of the pseudoephedrine tables totaled 38 grams and the weight of the methamphetamine totaled 6 grams. Members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Drug and Vice Unit responded to assist with the investigation.
Hale, White and Parrotte were placed under arrest, transported to the Putnam County Jail and booked on the following charges:
Hale – one count of the production of drugs, one count of the possession of drugs, one count of trafficking amphetamines, one count of the possession of drug equipment, and a failure to appear. She is currently being held without the benefit of a bond.
White – one count of producing drugs, two counts of trafficking amphetamines, one count of the possession of drug equipment. He is currently being held on a $55,500 bond.
Parrotte – one count of producing drugs. He is currently being held on a $5,000 bond.
Sheriff Gator DeLoach said “These fine young deputies have placed three criminals who were heavily involved in the use, manufacture and sale of dangerous drugs behind bars. The streets of our County are undoubtedly safer today because of their actions”.