The girl, 16, was arrested on felony charges.
View attachment 19810 A missing teen was found at a meth lab in a Daytona Beach home on Saturday and later bit a police officer as she was being arrested on drug charges, police said.
Police said they went to the home on Hampton Road about 2 p.m. looking for the missing teen. When they knocked, officers said the 16-year-old girl answered the door with 21-year-old Everett Gonzalez (pictured upper left).
According to police reports, Gonzalez allowed officers and the homeowner, who is his mother, into the home to retrieve the keys to the teen's vehicle.
Once inside, an officer said he spotted glass pipes, clear baggies and various liquids and powders sitting on a kitchen counter.
Gonzalez's mother let officers continue their search, and they found a red cooler filled with tubes and chemicals, as well as a plastic bottle containing methamphetamine, reports said.
According to police, Gonzalez said that his "supplier," who he owed money, came to the home three days earlier to cook the meth, taking the finished product as "partial payment."
Gonzalez was charged with manufacturing and trafficking in methamphetamine, as well as felony marijuana possession. Another man in the home at the time was charged with violating his probation.
Meanwhile, police said they searched the teen's purse, finding marijuana and cocaine paraphernalia. Police reports state that the girl refused to stay still and tried to walk away from officers.
When an officer tried to stop the girl from leaving, she bit him on the wrist, police said. She then told the officer, "I hope you got rabies," according to reports. Police said the bite did not break the officer's skin.
An officer later searched the teen, finding more marijuana in her bra, police said.
The girl was arrested on charges of marijuana possession, battery on a law enforcement officer, possession of paraphernalia, as well as manufacturing and trafficking in methamphetamines.
The Sentinel is not identifying the teen, because of her age. Police said they found about 365 grams of methamphetamine at the home.
By Jeff Weiner, Orlando Sentinel 8:30 p.m. EDT, April 2, 2011
Daytona Beach cops bust meth lab; drugs found in bra of teen girl who bites officer!
DAYTONA BEACH – Police responding to a complaint of a missing juvenile busted a methamphetamine lab Saturday and arrested three people, including the teen girl reported missing who stuffed drugs in her bra and bit one of the ooficers telling him she hoped he got rabies, according to a police report.
The missing juvenile, 16-year-old Amber Marie Taynor, of Port Orange, was charged with possession of marijuana under 20 grams, battery on a law enforcement officer, possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking in methamphetamine and manufacturing of methamphetamine. She was taken into custody a a juvenile holding facility.
When an officer tried to stop the girl from leaving, she bit his wrist and stated, "I hope you got rabies," according to the police report. The bite did not break the officer's skin.
In addition to meth on the premesis, police found a small amount of marijuana in a plastic baggie in the girl's bra.
Everett Gonzalez, 21, of Daytona Beach, was charged with trafficking in methamphetamines, manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of marijuana over 20 grams. He was taken to the Branch Jail on a total bond of $51,500 for all three charges.
Steven Michael Rankin, 20, of Daytona Beach, was arrested for violating parole on a charge of burglary. He was taken to the Branch Jail with no bond.
Police contacted Gonzalez after knocking on the door of a home at 1115 Hampton Road. Gonzalez gave permission for police and the girl’s mother to go inside the home. However, the front door was locked accidentally by Gonzalez, according to the police report.
“I had to crawl in the front window,” Lt. Steven Wright wrote in the police account. Once inside, Wright encountered Rankin, who was told to go outside. As Wright searched for Taynor he reported seeing “in plain view” numerous glass pipes, clear baggies and a bottle with tan and white power.
Wright found Gonzalez, who gave police permission to search the residence. In a cooler, police discovered chemicals, tubes, and glass products used in methamphetamine labs.
Police logged 45 grams of marijuana and 365 grams of methamphetamine. Gonzalez told police he can only make money in the illegal drug trade because he’s a convicted felon and cannot get a job.
see here for the "bust report"
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Police: Teen found at meth lab bites officer, says 'I hope you got rabies'