Four nabbed during search warrant

INTERLACHEN -- Four people were arrested drug charges Thursday morning after Putnam County Sheriff’s Office deputies executed a search warrant at an Interlachen house where a 4-year-old girl repeatedly wandered off in October.

Sheriff’s office Capt. Joe Wells said dispatchers received a call about suspicious activity at 250 Lakeview Way.

“The activity described was indicative of manufacturing meth(amphetamine),” Wells said.

Deputies obtained a search warrant, and when the arrived on the property, several people ran, Wells said.

One person ran inside the residence, and deputies deployed a robot in an attempt to find the person, Wells said.

When the robot couldn’t locate anyone in the home, Wells said, the SWAT team found Chad Kenyon, 40, hiding in a closet. 

Wells said detectives found an expended one-pot methamphetamine cook along with chemicals and other materials used to manufacture methamphetamine.

Crystal Hamrick, 32, the mother of the two children was charged with maintaining a drug dwelling with minors present and manufacture methamphetamine with a minor present.

Kenyon, Barbara Martin, 32, and Antonio Dion Passmore, 39, were charged with manufacture methamphetamine with child present and taken to the Putnam County Jail.

All four suspects were in the booking process at press time and bond amounts were not available, Wells said.

“The Major Crimes Unit investigation is ongoing and additional charges are expected,” Wells said.

According to sheriff’s office reports dated Oct. 11 and Oct. 26, Crystal Hamrick and a 5-year-old boy were not at the residence during the time the girl went missing. 

Raleigh Marks Hamrick, the girl’s father, was charged with child neglect in both October cases. He remains at the Putnam County Jail without bond.

Sheriff’s office Capt. Steve Rose said the girl and boy were removed from the home by the state Department of Children and Families.

A copy of the report was sent to Children and Families.

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