Couple arrested for meth lab

Published 1:14 am Saturday, August 14, 2010

Drug Task Force agents have arrested a Florala couple after locating a meth lab in their Caton Road home Friday.

DTF Cmdr. Mark Odom said agents traveled to the home for a “knock and talk” with the home’s occupant, Raymond White, 38, originally of Paxton, Fla.

“We had been getting information for quite some time – I’d say about a year or more – about illegal drug activity involving Mr. White,” Odom said. “On Friday, we came to talk with him, but when we got to the door, we could smell the strong odor of methamphetamine coming from the residence.”

Inside, agents found White, his alleged girlfriend Beth Goolsby, 32, and all the items associated with a methamphetamine lab.

Odom said that the couple had been renting the home for approximately two months.

Both White and Goolsby are charged with trafficking, first-degree manufacturing, second-degree possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Each was booked into the Covington County Jail and held under an $800,000 bond.

Archived Star-News stories show this is the first meth lab found in Covington County since January.

“We’ve made several manufacturing cases from people with pills,” Odom said. “From what we understand, there is a new method of cooking meth, called the one-pot method. It makes the lab mobile and hard to find, but the lab is still there. And believe me, we’re looking.” Odom expressed his thanks to the Florala Police Department and the Covington County Sheriff’s Office for assistance in the arrests.