PTC father and son arrested for operating meth lab

PTC father and son arrested for operating meth lab

A Peachtree City father and son were arrested Monday on multiple charges related to the operation of a meth lab at a Stevens Entry apartment.

Harry Charles Osborne, 58, and Jake Harry Osborne, 24, were both charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and manufacturing,

dispensing, distributing or possessing controlled substances near a school, possession or use of drug-related objects and reckless conduct, said Peachtree City Police spokesperson Rosanna Dove.

On August 14 the Peachtree City Police Department received information from a concerned citizen that there were items located in an apartment at Gables Court Apartments on Stevens Entry that appeared to be assembled into a methamphetamine laboratory, said Dove.

Dove said an investigation ensued that led to the issuance of a search warrant on Monday, August 16. At approximately 5:30 p.m. members of the Peachtree City Police Department and the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency’s Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement Team made entry into the apartment and conducted the initial search, Dove said.

During the search, the configuration of the containers, the substances observed, and the paraphernalia located, led to the arrest of Harry Charles Osborne and his son Jake Harry Osborne, said Dove.

The search and retrieval of items from this apartment continued through the evening hours until a federally contracted company began the clean up process, said Dove. Samples of the substances located at the scene are being sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for identification, she added.

Dove said both subjects were transported to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.

If anyone has information that would assist the Police Department in this or other incidents, please contact the Peachtree City Police Department at 770-487-8866, or the Crime and Narcotics Information Hotline at (770) 487-6010. You may remain anonymous.

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My childhood friend

I haveknown Harry Osborne almost as long as his sister. I met Harry when I was five and he was four. We have stayed in touch all these years through thick and thin although I do wish we had been able to see each other more often. I do not know his son Jake and Harry being such a private person did not discuss his personal problems, so I have just learned about the sad situation he was in. I'm sure due to Harry's lack of a father when he was growing up that he has probably overcompensating for his two sons, especially Jake. It is not in Harry's makeup or his character to stand by and see his son break the law and put others lives in danger selling meth. I wonder if harry could be the "concerned citizen"? Anybody think of that? I pray that some good will come out of this. Only God knows. Bogie

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& You & His Sister Want..

What? I promise if I am chosen for the jury, I will vote to nullify no matter what the evidence against him. I hope someone can afford him a good attorney. I like Mike Kam in Newnan but there are others.

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Harry Osborne

I have known my brother, Harry , for 57 years-he'll be 58 the day after Christmas. He has always been a kind and sweet person with a lot of humor and could probably have been a stand up comic if he had had the confidence. he is a great writer and a gentle soul. His only flaw was he loved his son to his detriment. Our father abandoned the family when Harry was 3 and we never saw him again. Harry didn't want to abandon his son but he could have rightfully so many, many years ago. He would have had to let him be homeless and thus who knows what would have happened? I think Harry tried to save Jake, to the possible destruction to his own life. He was trying to protect his ex wife, her mom, my 85 year old mom from Jake's manipulation and distress that he can cause. Please try to understand.
You are lucky if you have never gone through this kind of family dynamics. The meth thing probably was just done in the last few days so my brother didn't have a chance to know what was going on.OLga

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A very sad story

I feel really bad for this father. His sons sickness has cost him everything.

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Ben Nelms wrote:

A Peachtree City father and son were arrested Monday on multiple charges related to the operation of a meth lab at a Stevens Entry apartment.

Harry Charles Osborne, 58, and Jake Harry Osborne, 24, were both charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and manufacturing,

dispensing, distributing or possessing controlled substances near a school, possession or use of drug-related objects and reckless conduct, said Peachtree City Police spokesperson Rosanna Dove.

On August 14 the Peachtree City Police Department received information from a concerned citizen that there were items located in an apartment at Gables Court Apartments on Stevens Entry that appeared to be assembled into a methamphetamine laboratory, said Dove.

Dove said an investigation ensued that led to the issuance of a search warrant on Monday, August 16. At approximately 5:30 p.m. members of the Peachtree City Police Department and the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency’s Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement Team made entry into the apartment and conducted the initial search, Dove said.

During the search, the configuration of the containers, the substances observed, and the paraphernalia located, led to the arrest of Harry Charles Osborne and his son Jake Harry Osborne, said Dove.

The search and retrieval of items from this apartment continued through the evening hours until a federally contracted company began the clean up process, said Dove. Samples of the substances located at the scene are being sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for identification, she added.

Dove said both subjects were transported to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.

If anyone has information that would assist the Police Department in this or other incidents, please contact the Peachtree City Police Department at 770-487-8866, or the Crime and Narcotics Information Hotline at (770) 487-6010. You may remain anonymous.

Harry is my brother. I live in San Francisco. He is innocent of all charges. He was trying to help his son have a roof over his head and his son is a troubled young man. The family has tried to get help for Jake for most of his life but nothing ever worked. I know many parents in this country have had similar situations. This one is really challenging because Jake has some mental illness and caused the collapse of the family. The parents were unable to practice tough love and let him be homeless thus the current downfall of my brother--Harry Charles Osborne. Harry thought Jake was making beer and mentioned this to me per phone many times recently. Jake is a manipulator and was abusive to my brother (and his mother) who had a heart and was trying to save Jake from himself and because this was Harry's apt. , got blamed on the charges. Harry is innocent!!!!!! Harry saved the system a lot of money by giving Jake a roof over his head but the young man has psychological major problems and the parents lost their marriage and home over it. There was never any one to listen. Will you? Olga

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LOL....yes, that's it.

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strong circle

That same article is actually posted at the top of this page. You just have to scroll up a little bit.

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Could we wait for investigation?

Frankly, it is unlikely that this Father didn't suspect, at least, what was going on. Nevertheless there is at least one witness, maybe, who says no.

We need not destroy what seems to be left of a meth family until we at least know the facts.

Let Rosanna Dana Rosanna Dove Lady check it first!

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Haryy Osborne--my brother

Thanks for anyone who reads my note. Harry has had a hard time taking care of Jake who has mental health issues since he was very young. Harry has another son who is a great kid. Sometimes genes have a lot to do with who people become.My brother Harry is very naive and tends to overlook things. I do not believe he knew what was going on as he is not very savy about things a lot of the time. No one could have lived with Jake without compromising their sanity.
Harry did everyone a favor to keep Jake at bay only to Harry's downfall.
Jake's mom has a restraining order against him after she tried initially to help him. My brother has sacraficed his life for Jake and now his attempts have gotten him in this gigantic disaster. My brother is innocent!!!!!!!!
I hope people will understand. If you have ever had a kid like Jake--maybe you may be able to understand how it can mess with the surrounding loved ones like a parent's --psyche. Olga

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Haryy Osborne--my brother

Thanks for anyone who reads my note. Harry has had a hard time taking care of Jake who has mental health issues since he was very young. Harry has another son who is a great kid. Sometimes genes have a lot to do with who people become.My brother Harry is very naive and tends to overlook things. I do not believe he knew what was going on as he is not very savy about things a lot of the time. No one could have lived with Jake without compromising their sanity.
Harry did everyone a favor to keep Jake at bay only to Harry's downfall.
Jake's mom has a restraining order against him after she tried initially to help him. My brother has sacraficed his life for Jake and now his attempts have gotten him in this gigantic disaster. My brother is innocent!!!!!!!!
I hope people will understand. If you have ever had a kid like Jake--maybe you may be able to understand how it can mess with the surrounding loved ones like a parent's --psyche. Olga

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Meth lab/Beer lab
strongcircle1@comcast.net wrote:

Harry thought Jake was making beer and mentioned this to me per phone many times recently.

Your brother is an idiot. You have to be blind, dumb, deaf and lacking a nose not to recognize there's a universe of difference between making beer and synthesizing meth. It doesn't take a degree in chemistry to see and smell the difference.

End of the day, he's responsible if for no other reason than it's his apartment.

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Squirrel, about those idiot criminals

I have a friend in Pennsylvania who is a public defender. He got a case defending two kids up on counterfeiting charges. It seems they had purchased $2000 worth of sheets of twenties for the outrageously high price of 60 cents on the dollar. The bills were kelly green and they were told to soak them in tea then dry them in a clothes dryer with a set of poker chips to beat them up and age them. After they cut them up, some being a quarter inch too big, they soaked and dried them and started passing them by going to convenience stores and buying milk, bread and eggs. Three hours after passing the first bill, the police caught them with a dozen gallons of milk, a dozen loaves of bread, the eggs, the rest of the counterfeit bills cleverly hidden in a shoebox, and their $91 profit. The judge requested council adjourn to his chambers twice during the trial so they wouldn't burst out laughing in court.

After the conviction, my friend made a final plea before sentencing asking for mercy based on the fact that the kids, both first offenders, were not violent criminals, they were plain and simply just stupid idiots. The judge agreed and they only got five years instead of twenty.

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Too bad.

There's often a fine line between helping someone and screwing yourself. I guess Harry had to learn the hard way.

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Harry

60 isn't that old but I think it is old enough to give the man the benefit of the doubt that he just came from a generation that just doesn't know what the hell a math lab is or what it looks like. Maybe in a couple of weeks we will hear Jake on the radio for one of those meth commercials. (I hate those)

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Matt, don't know at 60?

Absolutely no opinion on this guy’s guilt or innocence but geez, I'm 70 and think I just may have a clue about what a meth lab is.

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Does anyone remember that young.....

lady that was charged with killing her 2 month old infant due to her meth addiction? I wonder if these two were her "source"? Grrrrrr

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You're not alone but it is disappointing that reporters can't get the expansion right: it's DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION", not "AGENCY".

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Breaking Bad

I love that show but I'm willing to bet Mr. Osborne is nothing like Walter White :)

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Probably watched too much

"Breaking Bad".

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