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March 23, 2012

8 arrested on separate meth charges

CULLMAN — Agents with the Cullman Narcotics Enforcement Team (CNET) along with the Cullman County Special Response Team (SRT) executed a search warrant at a home on County Road 1371 in Vinemont Wednesday afternoon.

While there, they recovered several grams of meth, along with the components used in making the drug.

Arrested were Bryan Ray Walker and Annette Sabrina Hendrix. Both were charged with first degree manufacturing and remain in the Cullman County Detention Center on $1 million bonds.

“We appreciate the SRT’s effort in hitting the house fast and securing the evidence so that none was lost,” a CNET agent said.  

Earlier this week, six people were also taken into custody at a home on County Road 428 in the Valley Grove community on first degree manufacturing charges.

Jacolby Connway Pitts, Sarah Elizabeth Johnson, Fredrick Sean Willson, Katherine Dawn Davis, Jennifer Lee Deforest and Tabitha Marie Harris all were booked into the Cullman County Detention Center where their being held on a $1 million bonds. Pitts was also wanted for eluding police during a separate incident. Reports also show Davis was arrested a week ago on possession charges.

According to the CNET officer, CNET, along with several other Cullman County agencies responded to an anonymous call about possible meth use at a house located on that road.

“As we came around the back, we could smell it,” the agent said. “When Mr. Willson was questioned about it, he told our officer he needed to go hit the bottle, but when one of our officers entered the home, he discovered an active lab inside of a cardboard box.”

Several syringes that were also found tested positive for meth as well.

Cullman County Sheriff Mike Rainey commended the agencies involved for their work.

“I appreciate the good cooperation between the Sheriff’s office,  the City of Hanceville and the City of Cullman Police Department,” Rainey said. “We’re going to continue to work on getting these people off the streets.”

Craig Green, assistant chief of police with the Cullman Police Department echoed those thoughts.

“I appreciate the hard work of CNET and the other agencies,” Green said. “I also appreciate the help from the community. We’re dedicated to doing what it takes to continue our fight against the meth problem.”

* Ashley Graves can be reached by phone at 734-2131, ext. 225 or by email at agraves@cullmantimes.com

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