East Palatka, FL: On Saturday, June 29, 2013, at approximately 11:32 a.m., Deputy David Blount with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office responded to 336 South Highway 17 in reference to an unresponsive person.
Once on scene, Deputy Blount observed Johnathan Hunt in the front seat of a 2012 Nissan Altima attempting to give CPR to passenger, Megan Crabtree. The investigation revealed that Crabtree allegedly used a needle to shoot up an unknown amount of Dilaudid which rendered her unconscious.
Deputy Blount located a needle and a silver spoon lying on the front seat of the vehicle. In addition, Deputy Blount discovered a white pill, later identified as Dilaudid in Hunt’s shorts pocket. The couple also had their two month old child unsecured in the back seat.
After Crabtree received medical assistance at the Putnam Community Medical Center, she was arrested and charged with Child Endangerment. Crabtree was transported to the Putnam County Jail and given a bond of $1,004.00.
Hunt, who is on felony probation for grand theft, was arrested and charged with Violation of Probation, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Controlled Substance without a Prescription and Child Endangerment. Hunt was transported to the Putnam County Jail and is being held without the benefit of bond.
The two month old child was unharmed and released to the custody of a relative. The Department of Children and Families was notified of the incident.