Patrol Deputy Thomas Dowling was investigating the sighting of a man wanted in Lake County in an Inverness parking lot when he made a potentially explosive discovery.
The wanted man, Steven James Todd, 25, of Floral City, was found in the Winn-Dixie parking lot Thursday afternoon. Later in his car, in plain view in the vehicle’s rear seat, was a methamphetamine lab.
“I was worried for the people in the Winn-Dixie and it was busy,” said Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Unit Sgt. John Novy.