4 arrested after meth-making chemicals found in Tavares home during raid



TAVARES, Fla. - Tavares police said they broke up a methamphetamine lab late Tuesday night, and arrested four people.

Authorities said they arrested Kyle Wayne Laughlin, Mark Austin Temple, Simon Lee Temple and Kierstien Faith Worthy and charged them with trafficking and manufacturing methamphetamine.

Police said they dismantled the meth lab in the Lake County home.

The home is across from a school bus stop on North St. Clair Abrams Avenue and Kentucky Street, where one mother, who didn't want to be identified, told WFTV the home smelled like burning rubber.

"I didn't know so I didn't want to get involved or stick my nose in someone else's business," she said.

Police said they lined up bottle and beakers, along with chemicals used to manufacture methamphetamine.

"I'm glad to see that they got the four, or however many there were, and they're gone now, because now I can feel safe with my children at the bus stop," said a parent.

Robin Evans lives across the street from the house and said she saw a lot of people come and go from the house, and noticed commotion at all hours of the day and night.

"They fight all the time. They're always out fighting. My neighbor over here had to call the police on them," said Evans.

Police posted a sign on the door of the house warning people not to go inside because of the danger.

The four were booked into the Lake County Jail.

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