ST. LUCIE COUNTY — A 23-year-old man accused of making methamphetamine was arrested Tuesday after local and federal officials executed a search warrant at a home on Sunset Boulevard, according to an affidavit released Wednesday.
Brian N. Munro was arrested on charges including manufacturing of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia after St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office officials and members of a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration methamphetamine team searched his listed address in the 5100 block of Sunset Boulevard. A second, neighboring address also was searched.
The Tuesday incident comes less than three weeks after officials searched a home less than a mile away and made a methamphetamine-related arrest.
Munro told investigators he researched methamphetamine cooking procedures on the Internet, giving a "detailed account" of how he completed the process. Listed as unemployed, Munro said he could generate about a gram of meth from each "cook."
During the searches prior to Munro's arrest, law enforcement officials reported finding a backpack with items including stripped lithium batteries, reaction vessels, syringes and sodium hydroxide. Other items also were found in the home. Investigators reported the items are necessary to make methamphetamine.
A sheriff's official Wednesday declined to release additional information, saying the investigation is continuing.
It wasn't immediately clear whether the Munro arrest is related to another meth bust last month in the Indian River Estates community less than a mile away.
Investigators on July 23 served a search warrant on a house in the 5500 block of Spruce Drive, arresting house occupant Gregory Herndon on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Investigators quote Herndon, 31, as saying he and another person — known only as Brian — made methamphetamine three times at the home.
Herndon also was quoted as saying he was stopping the manufacturing because "Brian was getting out of control and he was getting scared," the report states.
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