Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 13-376

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • September 18, 2013
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    Hazardous Materials Call

    Deputies serving an eviction discovered homemade drug lab.
    • Tuesday
    • September 17, 2013
    • Time: 2:15 PM
    • 4911 Pandora Place
    • Plant City, Florida

    Arrested:

    Ronnie Dale Porter
    DOB: 12/22/1977
    4911 Pandora Place
    Plant City, Florida

    Charges:

    • Possession of Precursor Chemical - METHYLAMINE (Felony 2 degree)

    Chemical Lab Photos:

     
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    Details:

    On September 17, 2013, deputies executing an eviction at 4911 Pandora Place in Plant City discovered potential hazardous chemical materials and suspicious devices. The chemical materials and devices were considered explosive in nature. Deputies evacuated five homes between the residence and Charleston Avenue.

    Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Haz-Mat and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms responded to the scene and examined the contents. They were able to determine the identity of the chemicals and if there were any hazards to the community.

    Ronnie Porter was arrested and charged with Possession of Precursor Chemical – Methylamine. Two children, ages 12 and 4 were sheltered due to potential hazardous chemical materials and suspicious devices that may be considered explosive in nature being located inside the residence.
     
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