Sheriff’s Office Shuts Down Fort Pierce Meth Lab; Interrupts Suspect from Cooking Meth
Sheriff Ken Mascara announces that a meth lab was shut down today in Fort Pierce.
According to the Sheriff, members of the Special Investigations Unit and the DEA’s multi-agency Clandestine Lab Enforcement Team conducted a search warrant on a home in the 400 block of North 21st Street in Fort Pierce.
Kelly Kay Goolsby, 34, was arrested and charged with producing methamphetamine, possession of marijuana under 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia, said Sheriff Mascara. Goolsby was on probation for prior drug charges.
According to the Sheriff, Goolsby admitted to investigators that her brother taught her how to “cook” meth in 2011 and she did so often. She stated how she tracked the purchase of pseudoephedrine in order to not be blocked by pharmacies and she explained that she only used name-brand materials in order to produce the highest quality meth.
Goolsby admitted she bought materials to make meth the day before but decided to wait until today and was interrupted by the detectives serving the search warrant, said Sheriff Mascara. She explained that after cooking meth, she would pour the caustic ingredients down the sink drain and then clean the containers for future use.
“Aside from the dangers of using drugs such as this, the process of manufacturing methamphetamines is highly volatile and dangerous,” said Sheriff Ken J. Mascara. “Shutting down this home-grown operation not only makes our entire community safer by ridding the streets of this drug, but makes the surrounding neighborhood safer from the dangers associated with cooking meth.”
Goolsby was booked into the St. Lucie County Jail with no bond.