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Two men charged in Hernando with manufacture of meth

WEEKI WACHEE — Two men face drug possession and manufacturing charges after detectives say methamphetamine labs were discovered inside their travel trailers.

Acting on a tip, detectives on Tuesday served search warrants on the trailers in the Hawks Nest RV Park and Campground at 1185 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee.

In a 30-foot travel trailer at Lot 4, investigators found 73 vessels, such as 2-liter soda bottles, along with 106 hydrochloric acid generators and various chemicals used to make methamphetamine, according to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office. Carey G. Norton, 41, was arrested, and his 62-year-old mother, who relies on him for her care, was placed in an assisted living facility.

Inside the trailer at Lot 1, investigators found 15 vessels, seven acid generators and various chemicals. Johnny M. Carrington, 40, was arrested at that location.

Detectives believe Norton and Carrington know each other and were making the drug for personal use. Both remained in the Hernando County Detention Center on Wednesday. Carrington's bail was set at $20,500, Norton's at $25,500.

Two men charged in Hernando with manufacture of meth 04/02/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 5:04pm]
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