CAPE CORAL, Fla. - WINK News is uncovering new details about a Cape Coral meth lab bust. We are hearing the 911 call that led police to the house. We're also hearing from the sister of the woman facing drug charges who says there is more to the story.
Monday night, Janet Raymond called police to 1216 Northeast 16th Terrace. She told the operator that a woman and two men with a knife had broken in.
Raymond: They are going through the house stealing stuff right now.
Operator: Did you let them in?
Raymond: No, they went through my window... I think the one guy that lives here, he is going to his safe to hide his drugs.
Police were dispatched and surrounded the home. As Raymond spoke to the operator, you could hear glass breaking.
Operator: Okay, what was that?
Raymond: He's breaking the window. The guy is trying to get into the bathroom.
Operator: Who's breaking in the window?
Raymond: The police officer, he is trying to get into the bathroom.
Inside, officers found more than a pound of meth and supplies to cook the drug. Police arrested 21-year-old Raymond charging her with production and trafficking of methamphetamine. But her sister tells WINK News that Janet was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
"She was getting high at this place but by no means does she live at this place, make meth, distribute meth, that's not her," Lee Raymond said. "She got paranoid off the drug and she is the one who called the cops for the burglary."
Lee Raymond, who lives in Vermont, says Janet has been a drug addict since she was 16. She said their parents were addicted, too, and died from it. Lee hopes this can be a story of triumph over addiction rather than defeat.
"Just because she is a drug addict does not mean she is not a good person," Raymond said. "We are getting her Baker Acted so she is going to get forced into going into rehab so that she can live and thrive and have a good life because doing drugs is not living."
The City of Cape Coral posted signs on half of the duplex on Northeast 16th Terrace, listing it as unlivable until the Health Department and Code Enforcement deem it safe. There have been no other arrests in this case.