Local and federal law enforcement agents broke up a small methamphetamine laboratory in a Seminole mobile home today, and arrested three men and a woman.
Narcotics investigators with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office began monitoring the trailer at the La Tropical Oaks mobile home park, 5101 Seminole Blvd., after learning about a similar operation at a Largo mobile home park, sheriff’s office officials said. They searched the mobile home at Lot 19 this morning.
While serving the search warrant, detectives found enough methamphetamine inside the mobile home to arrest the three people living there with charges of trafficking, sheriff’s officials said. They are George McClelland, 44, Michael Bice, 50, and Sheila Stout, 47.
In addition, McClelland was arrested on one count of possession of methamphetamine, and Bice and Stout were arrested on one count each of unlawful possession of listed chemicals.
A third man, William Sansoucie, 59, who lives in a different mobile home in the park, was arrested on a charge of unlawful possession of listed chemicals.
The chemicals and equipment needed to manufacture methamphetamine were confiscated by the federal Drug Enforcement Agency, the sheriff’s office said.
Detectives also found a dog tied to a tree in the front yard of the mobile home, and the canine, named Misty, was taken into custody by Pinellas County Animal Control.