Polk County Sheriff's deputies arrested the third suspect in an alleged methamphetamine ring late Thursday night on a felony child endangerment warrant.
Marshall Shane Lovell, 40, of Rye, is still being held in the Polk County Jail on felony charges of abandon/endanger child and place in imminent danger of bodily injury, manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance between 1 and 400 grams, and possession/transport of a dangerous chemical with the intent to distribute. Collectively, his bond has been set at $450,000.
Officials from the Polk County Sheriff's Office could not be reached for further comment Monday morning because it was Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A story on the PolkCountyToday.com Web site stated that additional charges against Marshall Shane Lovell are pending.
On Jan. 12, two narcotics detectives with the Polk County Sheriff's Office showed up at Marshall Shane Lovell's residence in the Big Thicket Estates Subdivision to serve arrest warrants on the man. However, when they got there, Marshall Shane Lovell was not there, but his wife and son were.
While the detectives were there, they allegedly spotted narcotics in plain view. They secured the residence and obtained a search warrant from Judge Darrell Longino. When they searched the home, they found five, one-pot meth labs.
Tina Renae, 39, of Rye, and Marshall Lee Lovell, 20, Big Thicket, were arrested at the scene and transported to the Polk County Jail. Both of them were charged with manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance between 1 and 40 grams and possession/transport of a dangerous chemical with the intent to deliver, both felonies. Collectively, their bonds were set at $200,000.
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