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Largo police bust Seminole Boulevard meth lab

LARGO — Police on Wednesday raided a hidden meth lab in a mobile home park along Seminole Boulevard just north of Ulmerton Road.

Largo police and the Drug Enforcement Agency said they discovered iodine, a bottle of vodka, bug spray and other key ingredients cooking in a trailer at Briarwood Travel Villas. Its occupant, 37-year-old Christopher Michael Blondeau, was booked on charges of manufacturing and possessing methamphetamine.

Tips from anonymous sources led investigators to Blondeau's door, said Largo Police Lt. Stephen Slaughter.

Charlie Gore, who owns an RV in the park, said he saw nearly 30 DEA agents swarm Blondeau's property. "It gives me chills knowing they're that on the ball," he said, nodding to goose bumps on his tanned arms. "They were in full gear."

Gore said he went dumpster diving for dog kibbles with Blondeau behind a nearby Publix last week. "He gets food to feed peoples' pets around here. He seems like a nice guy. I had no idea about the drugs."

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