Suwannee Democrat


June 5, 2014

Hamilton: Female duo busted for meth, one for child neglect

Jasper — The Hamilton County Drug Task Force (HCDTF) arrested two women recently on charges of trafficking in methamphetamine, according to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO).

Reports state that on Saturday, May 24, an investigator with the Department of Children and Families, along with an HCSO deputy were following up on a report of child abuse going on at 4877 NW 25 Lane in Jennings. The investigator said she was told that Patricia Blanton, 47, Jasper, was living at the residence in Jennings and making meth in a nearby shed, and that the odor was entering the main house where Blanton’s six-year-old daughter was living.

When the deputy and investigator arrived at the scene, Blanton and Donna Jean Thomas, 52, Live Oak, were standing near two sheds in front of the home and then walked away toward two cars parked nearby. Blanton denied there was any meth being made and consented to a search of the shed. Upon opening the door to the shed, the deputy observed a meth lab in plain view and a strong odor. He contacted dispatch and asked that HCDTF respond to the location, reports show.

When HCDTF arrived they confirmed the active meth lab, removed it, and placed it in a safe area. A search warrant was obtained and served on the residence. Active ingredients for a meth lab, equipment to manufacture it, along with multiple items of drug paraphernalia were discovered in the search, reports state.

Blanton and Thomas were arrested and transported to the Hamilton County Jail, charged with drug and narcotic equipment possession, and trafficking in amphetamines. The following day, Blanton was also charged with an out-of-county warrant from Madison for child neglect, according to HCSO.

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