BAKER COUNTY, Fla. -- Four people are arrested in Baker county on methamphetamine charges following a DCF welfare check.
It happened Wednesday at a home on Clet Harvey Road.
A DCF investigator said they were headed to the home to conduct a child endangerment investigation after being informed that the owners of the home routinely manufactured methamphetamine while children were present. Due to the possibility of a methamphetamine operation being present Baker county sheriff's deputies also went to the home.
Investigators say that when they approached the home they saw four men running in and out of a shed located about 150 feet from the home.
Sheriff's deputies say one of the suspects, Jason Oralls, allegedly tossed a plastic jug on top of a grape vine. Oralls is also accused of burning multiple objects in a fire pit.
As this was happening Bradford county sheriff's deputies detained three men: Jason Dupree, Allen Yonn, and Russell Rooker. Jason Oralls was then detained as sheriff's deputies went to investigate the shed and to see if Oralls had allegedly burned evidence.
Upon further investigation sheriff's deputies say they found numerous items used to manufacture methamphetamine. Investigators removed the items from the fire pit and found a coffee filter that contained a white substance believed to be methamphetamine. A field narcotics test provided positive results for the presence of methamphetamine.
Sheriff's deputies then obtained consent to search suspect Russell Rooker's vehicle. Inside sheriff's deputies say they found a pseudoephedrine package behind the driver's seat.
Jason Dupree, Allen Yonn, and Russell Rooker were then arrested on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine. They were transported to the Baker county department of corrections.
Jason Oralls was interviewed at the Baker County Sheriff's Office. There sheriff's deputies say Oralls denied having manufactured methamphetamine Wednesday. According to investigators, Oralls said the items discovered at the home were from a recent "cook" he had completed.
Jason Oralls has since been arrested for possession of methamphetamine, manufacture of methamphetamine, and destruction of evidence.