MC Sheriff’s Special Investigations Detectives shut down two neighboring meth houses

The adults arrested had children who also lived inside the homes. The children were turned over to the custody of relatives, and DCF was notified.  (Source: MCSO)

Martin County Sheriff’s Special Investigations Detectives shut down two suspected meth houses after serving simultaneous search warrants. The Sheriff’s SWAT team along with narcotics detectives and the DEA Clandestine Lab Enforcement Team executed two separate warrants on homes located on SW Wildwood Drive and SW Pinetree Trail. The homes are located one block from each other in Stuart.

Detectives arrested 35-year old Bryan Houck and 41-year old Denise Hamilton-Lahmadi at the home at 8058 SW Wildwood Drive. Inside, investigators found all of the elements used for an active methamphetamine lab, including finished product. Detectives also discovered that the suspects were burying used drug paraphernalia in the ground on the property. Hamilton-Lahmadi was charged with Principal in the 1st degree to Manufacturing of Methamphetamine. Her bond is $100,000. Houck was charged with Manufacturing and Possession of Methamphetamine. His bond is $105,000.

Just a block away at the same time, 28-year old Krystal Gerhardt was arrested at 1164 SW Pinetree Trail. Elements of an active meth lab were also found inside this home. Gerhardt was arrested and charged with Principal in the 1st degree to Manufacture Methamphetamine. Detective say she was purchasing over the counter medications needed to make methamphetamine. She was taken to the Martin County jail on $100,000 bond.

Martin County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 28-year old Jerry Lipsey on a traffic, as Lipsey was trying to make his way out of Martin County yesterday. Detectives say Lipsey was the principal “cook” in the meth lab being operated out of the home on Pinetree Trail. He told deputies that he was trying to leave the area and make his way to South Carolina when he was stopped by deputies. He was taken to the Martin County jail on a $100,000 bond.Detectives also arrested 21-year old Isabella Rivera, charging her with Principal in the 1st degree to Manufacturing of Methamphetamine. Detectives say Rivera would purchase the over the counter medication needed to manufacture methamphetamine. Her bond is also $100,000. A total of five arrests were made during this operation.

In both cases, the adults had children who also lived inside the homes. The children were turned over to the custody of relatives, and DCF was notified.

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