VERO BEACH, Fla. - A husband and wife were charged Tuesday with child neglect and manufacturing methamphetamine after a joint investigation by the Indian River County Sheriff's Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration.
George Tribble II, 41, and Nichole Tribble, 38, of the 8500 block of 102nd Avenue, Vero Beach, remained at the Indian River County Jail Wednesday without bail. George Tribble was also charged with trafficking the illegal drug, while his wife was charged with possession.
Acting on a tip, authorities went to the Tribbles' home with a search warrant and put on hazardous materials suits before going inside, the sheriff's office said. They found 400 grams of liquid methamphetamine inside, according to the affidavits.
Deputies said Nichole Tribble has purchased pseudoephedrine — a substance used to make methamphetamine — 15 times this year. Her husband told investigators he cooks the drugs in his garage.
Authorities removed two children from the home during the investigation because of the health hazards associated with the chemicals.