Police discover meth lab in Putnam County man's trunk

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Tilton was taken to jail and booked on charges of possession and production of drugs and a moving traffic violation for driving with a suspended license.

BOSTWICK, Fla. - Police pulled a blue Ford Courier over on SR-17 for having an expired license plate, and ended up discovering a mobile meth lab.

A Putnam County Sheriff’s Office deputy discovered Johnny Whitaker Tilton also had a suspended driver’s license. 

Tilton’s driving history included six previous suspensions and three prior convictions for driving with a suspended license.

Tilton also had an active warrant from Clay County for manufacturing meth, and he was arrested.

When police searched his car, they found an active meth lab in Tilton’s trunk.

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office meth lab team came to the scene and neutralized the one-pot lab.

Tilton was taken to jail and booked on charges of possession and production of drugs and a moving traffic violation for driving on a suspended license. He is being held on $10,512 bond.