FORT MYERS, Fla.- Fort Myers Police arrested two people this morning, allegedly caught making and doing meth in a vacant home that had been condemned by the City of Fort Myers.
Officers found Steven Knite, 28, and Victoria Boyd, 22, inside a residence at 3044 McGregor Blvd. while routinely patrolling the neighborhood.
According to the arrest report, police found the letter stating the dwelling had been deemed unsafe, ripped and lying outside of the residence. Next, they spotted an opened window, and said they could see and smell smoke coming from inside.
Officers entered the building, announcing themselves loudly, and found syringes, burned spoons, methamphetamine and various bottles of liquids. That's when they found Knite and Boyd, apparently hiding in other rooms. They were escorted outside when Knite allegedly told them that he lived there and had permission to be there from the owner.
Police contacted the owner, who said no one should be living in the home. He said he used to rent the property to a member of Knite's family, but if anyone was there at the time, he wished to prosecute them.
Knite faces charges of violating a municipal order, burglary, drug manufacturing within 1,000 feet of a place of worship, drug equipment possession and drug possession within 1,000 feet of a place of worship.
After interviewing Boyd, she was arrested for violating a municipal order and for burglary.