Alleged drug lab busted in Verde Village

Mark Anthony Debottis Jr., Kristina Nicole Baugh. Nathaniel Angel Janes (Photos courtesy YCSO)

Mark Anthony Debottis Jr., Kristina Nicole Baugh. Nathaniel Angel Janes (Photos courtesy YCSO)

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Detectives from the Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking task force obtained a search warrant for the house and “located numerous items related to the illegal manufacture, possession, and use of dangerous drugs and narcotic drugs,” said Yavapai County Sheriff’s spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn. (VVN/Vyto Starinskas)

VERDE VILLAGE – Authorities busted an alleged drug lab inside a shed on Thursday, Dec. 8, when the shed caught fire, according to Yavapai County Sheriff’s spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn.

Deputies and fire-fighters were dispatched to a report of a gunshot sound and a fire in the 2300 block of South Posse Trail at about 7:30 a.m., D’Evelyn said, and they found evidence that drugs being made in the shed had started the fire.

They detained Kristina Baugh, 25, a resident of the home associated with the shed. Baugh had a two-year-old child with her on the property.

Deputies checking the house “found three male subjects hiding inside,” D’Evelyn said. They were Nathaniel Janes, 37, Mark Debottis, Jr., 34, and a third man, 37, who has not yet been charged.

Detectives from the Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking task force obtained a search warrant for the house and “located numerous items related to the illegal manufacture, possession, and use of dangerous drugs and narcotic drugs,” D’Evelyn said.

Detectives also found “saleable” amounts of methamphetamine and heroin along with loaded syringes and a digital scale.

They found no evidence of gunfire and believe the gunshot sound was related to a chemical reaction or explosion in the shed.

Baugh, Janes, and Debottis were arrested and charged with numerous felonies, including possession of dangerous drugs, possession of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of equipment and/or chemicals to manufacture dangerous drugs, manufacturing dangerous drugs, possession of narcotic drugs, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

All three are in the Camp Verde jail on $50,000 bonds. The child was turned over to a family member.

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Damienshane 3 months, 1 week ago

We are doing what we can about this issue here in the valley but continue to struggle because lack of man power and funding. There is a big stigma when it comes to this. Addiction will continue to get worse. We need help. If you care about this issue and want to see something done about it, please check out what we are doing and get involved. There are so many ways you can help. We are forming productive members of our community by focusing on Behavior modifications and much more.The key is to have affordable, honest, structured programs available where individuals can find true long lasting recovery when they are ready. And they will eventually become willing. This is where the community can step up and help. Each and everyone of you can make a difference. We have over 30 people in the community with over a year clean and sober that have been through our homes and are actually holding jobs, not lying or stealing and being there for their families. It can and does work, but we need help. Please check into us more at www.stepstorecoveryhomes.org and watch these videos on this page. http://stepstorecoveryhomes.org/steps-to-recovery-in-the-media/ We are an open book and 501c3 non profit. You can come talk to us

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