Several meth cases were busted this week in Calhoun County, resulting in numerous arrests.
An investigation into allegations by a woman that she was held captive and beaten by a meth-crazed landlord ended in the arrest of Victoria Denise Chason, 35.
According to the CCSO, Chason is charged with possession of meth and drug paraphernalia, along with domestic battery and false imprisonment.
Chason’s roommate told authorities she had been paying weekly rent when Chason approached her last Tuesday and asked her to come inside the residence. The woman alleged Chason began striking her while a man and woman inside the home would not allow her to leave for several hours. The woman said the trio had been using meth and were “acting crazy” when she told them she wanted no part in doing drugs. The woman further alleged Chason threatened to kill her and her parents if she went to jail.
A search warrant was served on Chason’s residence three days later, leading to the discovery of meth and items used to ingest it.
Arrested last Tuesday in another case were Robert Ladon Duke, Jr., 39, of Altha, Karen Greenwood Harrison, 44, of Marianna, and Hal Douglas Hatton, 50, of Blountstown, all charged with manufacture of methamphetamine, plus possession of meth and listed chemicals.
According to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Bobby Sims was serving a civil paper at a home on Garrett Drive in Altha when he noticed a strong chemical odor. Lt. Todd Wheetley responded to the home and the owner consented to a search, advising he had hired Duke to clean up the place. Several items used to manufacture meth were discovered. Lt. Jared Nichols and Analyst Carla Scheetz assisted at the scene.
In a third meth case, a couple on Elm Street in Blountstown was arrested last week on a warrant from an investigation that began April 4.
Gregory Paul Hartzell, 38, and Jodi Melissa Johnson, 36, are each charged with possession of meth.
According to the CCSO, a search warrant was served on the residence leading to the discovery of items used to consume and manufacture meth.
A fourth case that occurred on CR 275 back in March ended in an arrest this week of Michael Leon Lynn, 40, charged with possession of meth and drug paraphernalia.
According to the CCSO, Lt. Todd Wheetley and Dep. Scotty Norris served a search warrant on Lynn’s home, finding meth and pipes.
In the final meth case of the week, Pamela Bowden Mayo, 44, was charged with sale of methamphetamine and a controlled substance.
Lt. Todd Wheetley monitored as an undercover officer and confidential informant purchased $60 worth of meth and $40 in Xanex pills from Mayo and a male suspect who has not been apprehended. The transaction went down at Mayo’s Clarksville home.