Meth lab discovered in St. Marks, man arrested

Eric Nelson Taylor
Posted at 11:27 AM, Feb 27, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-27 06:56:24-05

ST. MARKS, Fla. -- A St. Marks man was arrested after a methamphetamine lab was discovered in his home, according to Wakulla County Sheriff Charlie Creel.

The suspect, 37-year-old Eric Nelson Taylor, was arrested on February 26. The Wakulla County Sheriff's Office received a tip in December that a clandestine methamphetamine lab was operating in St. Marks. As a result, law enforcement executed a search warrant at Taylor's home, which is located at 37 Mock Street.

During their investigation, they found a sports drink bottle containing a mysterious liquid in the bathroom.   Investigators stopped the mixture from cooking and tested the 54.8 grams of liquid in the bottle. It tested positive for methamphetamine. The bottle and its contents were seized by law enforcement.

Detectives also seized property from Taylor that may have been used to make methamphetamine. Other bottles with meth residue, a small amount of marijuana and a grinder were also seized during the investigation.

Taylor was booked into the Wakulla County Jail.