Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 10-065

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 16, 2010
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8059

    Meth Lab Discovered At Residence

    Deputies responding to domestic battery call find meth lab.
    • Monday
    • February 15, 2010
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • 5318 Lenoir Court
    • Plant City, FL
    Matthew Brian Cantin
    DOB 6-25-74
    5318 Lenoir Court
    Plant City, FL

    Manufacture of methamphetamine
    Possession of paraphernalia
    Possession of Marijuana
    Possession of methamphetamine
    Child Neglect
    Beth Nickerson Cantin
    DOB 7-22-74
    5318 Lenoir Court
    Plant City, FL

    Child Neglect
    Manufacture of methamphetamine
    Possession of paraphernalia
    Possession of marijuana
    Possession of methamphetamine
    9 year old male
    8 year old female
    8 month old male

    On February 15, 2010 deputies responded to 5318 Lenoir Court in reference to a domestic battery that had occurred at that address.  Responding deputies discovered that the couple had an argument that turned physical when the wife struck the husband with a small brush and threw various items at him.  While deputies were conducting the domestic battery, they discovered a meth lab within the residence.  A search of the residence revealed various items utilized in the manufacturing of methamphetamine which were all in easy access to the children present in the house.
    Deputies arrested the two adults and the children were turned over to Child Protection.
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