Friday, September 12, 2008

Bay County Sheriffs Office Press Release
July 23, 2008 Ruth Sasser, PAS

For Immediate Release 747-4700, ext. 2117

Meth Lab Dismantled

The Bay County Sheriffs Office Special Investigations Division dismantled a Methamphetamine Lab in Bay County yesterday afternoon, July 22, 2008.

Narcotics officers developed information that led to a search warrant on a residence at 1502 Lighthouse Road, Panama City Beach. Investigators discovered five children living within the home and an active methamphetamine lab in the cooking process in the closet and bathroom adjoining the master bedroom.

The children, ranging in ages from 8 to 14 years of age, were removed by DCF and taken to a local emergency room for medical attention. Dangerous fumes created during the Methamphetamine cooking process were present in the home even after windows were opened. Narcotics officers had to wear protective suits and breathing gear in order to safety dismantle the lab.

Approximately five grams of methamphetamine in powder form were found and over 1000 grams of meth oil were found in the home. Also found was drug paraphernalia and all the glassware and equipment needed to use in an active methamphetamine lab.

Arrested was Daniel Ray Hammock*, DOB 3/23/76, and charged with Resisting an Officer With Violence, Trafficking in Methamphetamine over 200 grams, Manufacture of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Listed Chemical (x2), and five counts of Child Abuse. Also arrested was Lisa Christina Dunkley**, DOB 6/17/73, and charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine over 200 grams, Manufacture of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Listed Chemical (x2), and five counts of Child Abuse.

Prepared by R. Sasser

Information by Inv. G. Schell


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*Daniel R. Hammock, 32, 1502 Lighthouse Road, Panama City Beach, Priors for Battery, Burglary of Structure, Burglary of Conveyance, Grand Theft, Petty Theft. Current arrest for: resisting an officer with violence, trafficking in meth, manufacturing of meth, possession of listed chemicals (Iodine, Ephedrine) child abuse.

** Lisa Christina Dunkley, 35, 13700 Panama City Beach Parkway. Priors for Worthless Checks, Traffic offenses and Eviction (2007) Current: failure to pay fine (passing worthless checks), trafficking in meth over 200 grams, manufacturing of meth, possession of listed chemicals, child abuse.