Four people were jailed Tuesday on suspicion of various drug possession offenses after deputies discovered a portable methamphetamine lab and other various illegal drugs inside a trailer at 6529 Maloney Ave.
Detectives and Drug Enforcement Administration agents reported finding 5.3 grams of meth, two grams of cocaine, three grams of powdered amphetamine, and more than 50 prescription pills of various types after serving a search warrant just before 2 p.m. at Lot No. 6 in the trailer park.
William Kirkpatrick, 57, who lives in the trailer, was booked with two felonies related to the production of methamphetamine. He remained at the Stock Island jail Wednesday in lieu of $32,500 bond.
Eric Myles, 37, of Homestead, was booked with felony possession of cocaine; Elizabeth Ebinger, 43, was booked with felony possession of methadone; Delila Bryant, 57, of Homestead, was booked with marijuana possession.
Kirkpatrick was also accused of providing a false name to a law enforcement officer for allegedly telling detectives he was Jack. He also gave a different date of birth than his own.
Myles told detectives he and his girlfriend, Bryant, had only come to the trailer to visit, grab a bite to eat, and "smoke a joint," the arrest report stated. Myles denied any knowledge of illegal activity, aside from smoking some marijuana.
The trailer was filled with various illegal substances, including eight individually packed bags of meth on top of a small refrigerator, the arrest report stated, while a bag containing powder and crack cocaine was in plain view on top of clothes inside a closet area.
A plastic bag of brown powder, identified as amphetamine, was in the kitchen area.
In the bedroom were brown pills identified as the muscle relaxant Flexiril, or cyclobenzaprine, some plastic tubing, coffee filters, batteries and a funnel -- all typical gear used to manufacture meth, agents said.
A byproduct of meth making, a bottle of liquid that contained both clear and brown-colored substances, was also seized.
Investigators also found 1.3 grams of marijuana, a crack pipe, a digital scale, a syringe and 19 orange capsules of Dronabinol, a synthetic cannabinoid used to treat nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy treatment.