Meth Making Family: Father Caught in Liberty County, LIBERTY, January 19, 2013 - On January 17, 2013 Detectives with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested Marshall Shane Lovell at his mother’s residence in Liberty County. The arrest stemmed from an investigation by Narcotics Detectives in which a large amount of methamphetamine was seized approximately 2 weeks ago during a search warrant of Lovell’s residence in Polk County. At the time of the search warrant Lovell’s wife and son were arrested and charged with manufacture and delivery of controlled substance. Based on the investigation Detectives Chris Lima and Vance Berry obtained a felony warrant on Lovell for Endangering a Child.
As a result of the arrest of Lovell at his mother’s residence, a search warrant was obtained. Lovell was also charged with Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance (in the amount of more than or equal to 400 grams), and Possession of Certain Chemicals to Manufacture. Bonds totaling $450,000.00 were set by Polk County Justice of the Peace Precinct #1 Darrell Longino.
Arrest charges are also pending against Lovell for Assault of a Public Servant and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.
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Deputies Discover Meth Making Family, Mother and Son Arrested, Father Still at Large, BIG THICKET LAKE ESTATES, January 16, 2013 - On January 12, 2013, Narcotics Detectives, Christopher Lima and Vance Berry with the Polk County Sheriffs Office arrived at a residence in the Big Thicket Lake Estates Subdivision to attempt to serve outstanding felony warrants on Marshall Shane Lovell. Upon arrival to the residence, detectives made contact with Marshall's wife, Tina Lovell. Lima and Berry entered the residence in attempt to locate Marshall, but he was not located in the home.
Narcotics in Plain View...
While inside residence the detectives observed narcotics in plain few. At that time, the residence was immediately secured and a search warrant was obtained and presented to Judge Darrell Longino, who signed the search warrant. During execution of the search warrant, detectives located five, one pot meth labs, and cocaine inside the residence.
Mother and Son Arrested...
Tina Lovell, 39, of Rye, and her son Marshall Lee Lovell, 20, of Big Thickett were arrested at the scene. Both were both charged with manufacturing a controlled substance, equal to or greater than 400 grams, and possessing certain chemicals to manufacture a controlled substance, both of which are felony offenses.