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Friday, June 11, 2010

Graceville Police Find Meth Lab and Bomb Factory

In the early morning hours of Tuesday June 1, the Graceville Police Department was notified that an individual identified as Robert Shannon McCallister 29 years of age was at the Campbellton-Graceville Hospital with suspicious severe injuries to his hand. The Graceville Police Department responded and determined that the victim’s injuries occurred at his residence located at 5291 Cotton Street in Graceville, FL. Officers from the Graceville Police Department also determined that the victim’s injuries occurred from an apparent blast from an undetermined explosive device.
At the victims residence, officers found an undetonated explosive device and the chemicals and paraphernalia associated with the manufacture of methamphetamine. Investigators with Jackson County Sheriff’s Office along with the Bomb Disposal Unit from the Bay County Sheriff’s Office and officers from Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) also responded to the residence.
The remaining explosive device was removed and safely detonated by the bomb squad. The Jackson County Drug Task Force identified and collected the chemicals and byproducts from the meth lab. In addition to the explosive device and chemicals found officers collected several firearms. The victim is currently recovering from surgery associated with the explosive blast. Officers with Sheriff’s Office, ATF and FDLE are continuing to assist the Graceville Police Department with this investigation.

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