Officials: Pregnant woman among 2 arrested in Brevard meth lab bust



BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - A man and a pregnant woman were arrested in Brevard County on charges of trafficking, manufacturing and possession of methamphetamine, deputies said.

Investigators said they were called to the mobile home on Evergreen Road just before 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Deputies said members of the Brevard County Special Investigations Unit dismantled a methamphetamine lab and removed potentially explosive items out of the home.

WFTV was at the scene when Matthew Arrington and Ramona Bush were arrested.

From the back of a deputy’s cruiser, Arrington complained as WFTV reporter Tim Barber questioned crying and pregnant Bush.

 “Why are you badgering her while she's pregnant?” Arrington asked. “Why do you have no self-respect?”

Bush seemed confused as she was taken into custody.

“Why are you cooking meth when you're pregnant?” asked Barber.

“Why am I being arrested?” Bush asked.

A neighbor said she was stunned to find out a methamphetamine lab was up and running in her neighborhood.

"It needs to be taken off the streets. I am afraid for my grandchildren, my neighbors’ kids, the kids up the street," said neighbor Bonita Keach.

Investigators said some of the drug was ready for the street and much more was in the process of being manufactured.

"They need to quit. A lot of people have died from this stuff. I've had friends who have died from this," Keach said.

The couple are scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.