Suspicious vehicle investigation leads to meth arrest

Suspicious vehicle investigation leads to meth arrest
Posted at 12:52 PM, Nov 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-09 12:52:00-05

STEINHATCHEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Deputies say chasing after wanted suspects led them to discover evidence of meth manufacturing at a Taylor County home.

The Taylor County Sheriff's Office says that a suspicious vehicle investigation led them to confirm active warrants for two different suspects. However, once deputies confirmed it, the suspects took off running.

Calling on additional officers and K-9 teams, deputies say they began a neighborhood search and received information that one of the suspects had run into a house in the 1000 block of Vaughn Lane. 

TCSO says they got a warrant to search the home, finding evidence of meth manufacturing and one of the wanted men that ran away. 

Deputies say one of the wanted men, identified as Daniel Walker, and the home owner, Michael Carroll aka "Mike the Welder", were arrested.

The second wanted suspect, identified as Jeffery Long, is still on the run.

Carroll was charged with manufacturing of methamphetamine, possession of a drug dwelling and possession of drug paraphernalia. Walker had warrants out for his arrest for petit theft and failure to appear. 

Deputies with the drug task force anticipate more arrests in this case.

They say the arrests are a direct result of citizens reporting suspicious activity in this area and are reminding residents, if you see something, say something.

If you have information about Long's location, please contact TCSO dispatch at 850-584-2429.