A Southport man and woman may become the first people in Bay County to be charged under a new state law that makes it a crime to keep a child in a home where methamphetamine is manufactured.
Twenty-nine-year-old Brian L. Justice and his 29-year-old girlfriend Jeannine Marie Sullivan are now jailed after sheriff’s deputies pulled Justice over for a traffic violation on Tuesday night on County Road 2321 in Bayou George.
He is charged with allegedly giving a false identity to deputies. At the jail, nurses noticed second and third degree burns on Justice’s body, but they say he would not explain what happened.
Deputies then searched his home on Nickie Road in Southport and found evidence of an alleged meth lab, which had exploded.
They also searched Ms. Sullivan’s nearby home on Dorothy Farris Road and supposedly found components for a meth lab.
They could also face possible child abuse charges since the woman’s baby was present at the site of the alleged lab.