Six Arrested In Volusia County Meth Lab Bust

OAK HILL, Florida — Deputies went to an Oak Hill home early Tuesday morning with the intention of arresting one man on an outstanding warrant, but instead arrested a total of six people when a methamphetamine lab was discovered.
Deputies believed Cyle Freeman would be found at 135 Maple Street and went there to arrest him on a warrant charging him with failure to appear in a violation of injunction case. When they knocked on the front door at about 12:45 a.m., the owner, Wayne Kerrison, answered. He knew that Freeman was inside and invited deputies to follow him to a bedroom where Freeman was at. Freeman exited the bedroom, but someone still inside quickly shut the door behind him, and then deputies could hear someone tell others to be quiet and the lights in the room were suddenly shut off. Deputies knocked on the bedroom door and requested entry. The door was opened and as deputies spoke to the multiple occupants they saw in plain view a bag full of syringes and a plastic crate filled with a liquid that they recognized as a component of a methamphetamine lab.
Everyone was ushered out of the house while investigators from the Eastside Narcotics Task Force were contacted and a search warrant was processed. Narcotics agents certified to handle meth lab materials then began their search for the volatile lab materials. Among all of the lab equipment, they discovered 247 grams of meth oil, which is an unrefined version of the finished product. According to law enforcement officials, the drug sells for about $100 a gram.
The defendants and their charges are as follows:
Cyle Freeman, 27 (4/28/84), Oak Hill
Failure to appear warrant, manufacture methamphetamine, trafficking methamphetamine, possession of listed chemicals.
Mikki Beale, 21 (7/28/90), New Smyrna Beach
Manufacture methamphetamine, trafficking methamphetamine, possession of listed chemicals.
Beau Burgess, 28 (12/26/83), New Smyrna Beach
Manufacture methamphetamine, trafficking methamphetamine, possession of listed chemicals.
Keleli Gaylord, 30 (12/14/81), Oak Hill
Manufacture methamphetamine, trafficking methamphetamine, possession of listed chemicals, sale/delivery methamphetamine.
Michelle Leveille, 37 (10/3/74), Oak Hill
Trafficking methamphetamine, possession of listed chemicals.
Wayne Kerrison, 58 (8/2/53), Oak Hill
Trafficking methamphetamine, possession of listed chemicals.
The Eastside Narcotics Task Force is multi-agency force of investigators from the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, Ormond Beach Police Department, and New Smyrna Beach Police Department that shares resources and crosses jurisdictional boundaries to combat street-level drug and vice crimes. The Task Force was assisted by the Volusia Bureau of Investigation and the Westside Narcotics Task Force.