Daytona Beach cops bust meth lab; drugs found in bra of teen girl who bites officer

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Courtesy photos / Everett Gonzalez, shown at far left, along with Steven Michael Rankin are inccarcerated on charges related to a meth lab in Daytona Beach. Click on the attachment below to read the full police report.
 

DAYTONA BEACH – Police responding to a complaint of a missing juvenile busted a methamphetamine lab Saturday and arrested three people, including the teen girl reported missing who stuffed drugs in her bra and bit one of the ooficers telling him she hoped he got rabies, according to a police report.

The missing juvenile, 16-year-old Amber Marie Taynor, of Port Orange, was charged with possession of marijuana under 20 grams, battery on a law enforcement officer, possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking in methamphetamine and manufacturing of methamphetamine. She was taken into custody a a juvenile holding facility.

When an officer tried to stop the girl from leaving, she bit his wrist and stated, "I hope you got rabies," according to the police report. The bite did not break the officer's skin.

In addition to meth on the premesis, police found a small amount of marijuana in a plastic baggie in the girl's bra.

Everett Gonzalez, 21,  of Daytona Beach, was charged with trafficking in methamphetamines, manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of marijuana over 20 grams. He was taken to the Branch Jail on a total bond of $51,500 for all three charges.

Steven Michael Rankin, 20, of Daytona Beach, was arrested for violating parole on a charge of burglary. He was taken to the Branch Jail with no bond.

Police contacted Gonzalez after knocking on the door of a home at 1115 Hampton Road. Gonzalez gave permission for police and the girl’s mother to go inside the home. However, the front door was locked accidentally by Gonzalez, according to the police report.

“I had to crawl in the front window,” Lt. Steven Wright wrote in the police account. Once inside, Wright encountered Rankin, who was told to go outside. As Wright searched for Taynor he reported seeing “in plain view” numerous glass pipes, clear baggies and a bottle with tan and white power.

Wright found Gonzalez, who gave police permission to search the residence. In a cooler, police discovered chemicals, tubes, and glass products used in methamphetamine labs.

Police logged 45 grams of marijuana and 365 grams of methamphetamine. Gonzalez told police he can only make money in the illegal drug trade because he’s a convicted felon and cannot get a job.

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