Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Pasco deputies stop truck, find meth lab in bed

ZEPHYRHILLS

Deputies stop truck with meth lab in bed

Authorities found a mobile methamphetamine lab in a truck bed Thanksgiving morning. According to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, deputies pulled over a truck on State Road 39 near Pattie Road and found a large backpack with supplies to make meth, including lithium batteries, coffee filters, a gas generator, acid and other items. Two men were arrested: Michael Edward Waldecker, 45, of 2122 Wise Road, and Allen Leon Williams, 37, of 2023 Saunders Road, both in Zephyrhills. Waldecker — who has spent three stints in prison and is a registered sex offender, according to the Florida Department of Corrections — is charged with possession of chemicals for manufacturing controlled substances. He remained at the Pasco County jail on Friday in lieu of $10,000 bail. Williams pushed a deputy and tried to escape, according to a report. He is charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer with violence, possession of methamphetamines and violating his probation for battery and dealing in stolen property. He is listed as a fugitive by the Florida Department of Corrections. He is being held without bail. A report does not state why the truck was pulled over for a traffic stop.

HUDSON

DUI, child abuse charges for mom

A 42-year-old mother was driving high with two young children in her car when they crashed Thursday night into a guardrail on East Road, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Jamie Lynn Tyson of 18715 Long Lake Drive in Hudson, is charged with child abuse and DUI with property damage. Tyson told troopers she was on methadone treatments given to her at a hospital, according to a report. The medical condition and ages of the children were not available. Tyson remained at the Land O'Lakes jail on Friday in lieu of $1,000 bail.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Pulitzer-winning play today, Sunday

The Showcase Arts Foundation players will perform the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Doubt, a Parable at 7 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Sunday at the New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St.. A donation of $10 will be requested at the door (no advance tickets). This is a first-come, first-seated performance.

Pasco deputies stop truck, find meth lab in bed 11/27/09 [Last modified: Friday, November 27, 2009 8:28pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. UPS relocates express operations from St. Pete-Clearwater to TIA

    Airlines

    TAMPA — United Parcel Service Inc. is switching airports for its express air operations. Beginning in October, UPS will relocate from St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport to Tampa International Airport.

    Beginning in October, UPS will move from St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport to Tampa International Airport. [Associated Press file photo]

  2. St. Petersburg man shot in arm during home invasion robbery

    Crime

    ST. PETERSBURG — One man was arrested on charges he shot another man in the arm while attempting to rob a home in what St. Petersburg police are calling a drug-related incident.

    John Alam, 25, faces charges of home invasion robbery, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm by a felon after deputies said he tried to rob a home Wednesday morning and ended up shooting someone. [Courtesy of Pinellas County Sheriff's Office]
  3. Bob Buckhorn, a mayor who knows what he wants, surveys constituents on what they want

    Local

    TAMPA — Focus has not been a problem — or really, even a question — during the six-plus years that Mayor Bob Buckhorn has been in office.

    Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn keeps a digital countdown clock in his office showing the days, hours. minutes and seconds until he is term-limited out of office on April 1, 2019. As of Wednesday, he had 584 days to go. [City of Tampa]
  4. WATCH: Heroic Hooters manager helps two sheriff's deputies subdue unruly customer

    Crime

    BRANDON — The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office praised a heroic Hooters Restaurant manager Wednesday for coming to the aid of two deputies struggling to subdue an unruly customer.

    It took two deputies and a Hooter's manager to get control of Ashton B. Toney after he threatened to kill an employee who refused to serve him alcohol at a Hooter's in Brandon, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office reported.
[Booking photo from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]