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October 5, 2013

Cullman man arrested for meth manufacturing

A Cullman County deputy responded to a dispatch call Wednesday reporting a motorist was trying to “run over” another man with his car, which led to the suspect being charged with meth manufacturing after evidence was located in his residence following a search.

Terry Joe Jett, 54, of Cullman, was arrested for unlawful manufacture of a controlled substance, second degree, at  5:54 p.m. Wednesday Maj. Scott Clay, of the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office, said deputy Randy Denny received a domestic call that reported two men were arguing and one of the men was allegedly trying to run over the other with his car.

“Denny had information beforehand that Mr. Jett was possibly manufacturing meth at his home,” Clay said. “When he arrived on scene, Mr. Jett told him that he and his friend had already worked out everything and they didn’t need a deputy there. Denny did his job and continued to talk with him and asked for consent to search his residence and Mr. Jett gave him consent.”

 Deputy Denny located liquid fire, drain cleaner, cold packs, Coleman fuel, and ephedrine pills in his home on County Road 1740. He contacted the Cullman Narcotics Enforcement Team agents who arrived to assist Denny at the scene. The other person was not charged.

Jett is being held at the Cullman County Detention Center on a $1 million bond.  

Lauren Estes can be reached at laurene@cullmantimes.com or 256-734-2131, ext. 137.

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