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06/02/2014

Meth Cooking Operation Halted

Sheriff David Abston reports that on May 31, 2014 at approximately 1130am the Sheriff’s Office was called to a residence on St. Johns Road in Ethelsville in reference to a neighbor's dog attacking and killing another dog.

 

Upon arrival Deputy Jonathan Gann approached the front of the residence and while approaching detected strong odors known in production of Methamphetamine.  Two persons were detained at this home by Deputy Gann and two more persons ran from the home.  Suspect Anthony Handley ran into the woods behind the home and another suspect ran into the home next door.  Three people exited the second home, two were detained by Deputy Gann while suspect Bobby Joe Peeks ran into the woods behind the home.  Deputy Gann called Chief Deputy Carr for assistance and Chief Carr notified Sheriff Abston of the incident and requested additional assistance.  Officers from Pickens County Sheriff’s Office, Reform Police Department, Carrollton Police Department, Gordo Police Department and the 24th Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force responded.

 

Sheriff Abston requested a dog team search.  The Donaldson Correction Facility Search Dog Team arrived and led by Sheriff Abston went into the woods.  Suspect Anthony Handley was apprehended shortly after the search began.  The search team continued searching for several hours but was unable to locate the second suspect Saturday evening.

 

Suspects arrested Saturday at the scene were:

 

Tara Thompson;  Unlawful Manufacturing of Controlled Substance 1st & Felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

 

Jerry Savage;  Unlawful Manufacturing of Controlled Substance 1st & Felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

 

Dylon Morrison;  Unlawful Manufacturing of Controlled Substance 1st & Felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

 

Brittany York;  Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana 2nd and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

 

Anthony Handley;  Unlawful Manufacturing of Controlled Substance 1st & Felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

 

 

Search efforts continued throughout Saturday night and into Sunday when Sheriff Abston and his Deputies apprehended suspect Bobby Joe Peeks in the area.

 

Suspect Bobby Joe Peeks was charged with; Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana 2nd and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Anthony Handley

Bobby Joe Peeks

Brittany York

Dylon Morrison

Jerry Savage

Tara Thompson

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