Five Arrests Made in Westside Jacksonville Meth-Lab Bust

Jacksonville’s citizens get involved in some recreational activities that are helpful to themselves and others that happens to be fun. Unfortunately for some, the activities that some choose to participate in are highly illegal. Fortunately for someone in this situation, if one obtains an experienced attorney to fight for one’s case and ensure one’s rights are protected, one can be sure that whatever activity one was accused of being involved in will only be a bump in the road and not a long-term stop in one’s life.

According to the Florida Times-Union, Shayne Warren Silcox, 41, Devin Scott Breiva, 28, Andrew Henry Witt, 48, Nancy Stephanie Wolosko, 41, and William Lee Morgan, 41, of Clay County have all been arrested in connection with a meth lab bust at a Motel 6 on the Westside. The arrests came after Jacksonville police got the tip from Clay County Sheriff’s Office detectives who had detained Silcox and Breiva for questioning regarding meth sales in that county. imagemethlab.jpg

Jacksonville drug crimes typically involve some form of addiction on the part of the accused to a substance that is dangerous, both to themselves and others. Many individuals within the system typically begin to create, sell, or participate in distribution of drugs because they feel that they need more of that drug in order to feel comfortable in their own skin. However, the reality is that once one is arrested, feeling comfortable in one’s own skin may never be possible again.

Methamphetamine, or meth, is a very common substance on the drug market today. Because meth is very explosive, the Sheriff’s Office bomb squad and a Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department hazardous materials team typically are called to dismantle a meth lab. Thus the legal system typically will punish a meth related drug crime more harshly than a drug crime involving marijuana or other drug. Unfortunately for the accused, the possibility of a tougher sentence becomes too much for the mind to handle on one’s own.

Many times in Jacksonville as well as surrounding areas, Judges and Prosecuting attorneys will attempt to show that the accused was a menace to society and that the accused should be locked away for a long period of time, paying for their crime with victimization in a prison cell. However the accused may be painted to a Judge or a jury, the accused needs help through rehabilitation, not a prison cell that will be used to house hatred for the system, increasing the likelihood of creating a repeat offender.

Many times, a drug crime is merely a desperate cry for help, which the State simply does not hear. However, if one obtains an experienced Jacksonville drug crimes defense attorney to fight for one’s case and ensure one’s rights are protected, one will be sure that one’s experienced attorney will be able to give one the help one needs to succeed in one’s defense and get the rehabilitative help that one needs to move on from this experience to a brighter future.


The Forbess Law Firm has been aiding clients who face criminal charges in Jacksonville for more than a decade and are here to provide aggressive criminal defense to anyone accused of a crime. If you or a loved one require a Jacksonville criminal defense lawyer, contact our firm today. We are available through our website or by calling us at 904-634-0900.

Additional Source: 5 arrested Tuesday as meth lab dismantled at Westside Jacksonville motel, Dan Scanlan, The Florida Times-Union