Four people were arrested Friday after authorities discovered an active meth lab inside a unit of a government subsidized apartment complex in Winter Haven.
Three men and a woman were booked into the Polk County Jail on a variety of charges including possession of methamphetamine.
According to a Winter Haven Police Department report officers obtained a search warrant for the Palm Place Apartments in the 2400 block of 2nd St. Northwest just before 11 a.m.
Deputies with the Polk County Sheriff's Office and members of the county's Hazardous Materials Team assisted in the operation.
Inside the apartment of Tammy Hill Ryan, 44, officers found one active and one inactive meth lab. Upon entry officers found Dylan Edward Shoemaker pouring substances down the drain of a kitchen sink.
Investigators say a large amount of vapor was seen indicating the use of a toxic substance.
The active lab was discovered inside a bedroom as was Edward D. Harvey, 43. A minor child belonging to Ryan also resides at the apartment but was not home at the time of the arrests.
She is not suspect to law enforcement in Polk County with nine previous arrests since 1998. Most of Ryan's priors are drug or driving related.
Harvey was charged with one count of maintain a dwelling for manufacturing narcotics and drug possession charges.
Shoemaker, 18, was charged with one count of improper disposal of hazardous materials and possession charges.
A fourth man, John L. Vona, 41, was charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Additional charges may be filed as the investigation continues.
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