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July 17, 2013

Meth lab found in home, two Cullman men arrested

Two Cullman men were charged with meth manufacturing after deputies allegedly found a meth lab inside a residence while following up on a domestic violence case on Sunday.

Cullman County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Randy Taylor, 47, and David Tyson, 29, both of Cullman after going to the residence of Taylor on Alabama Highway 278 in Cullman around 1 p.m. on Sunday. Cullman Narcotics Enforcement Team Director Joey Cone said the deputies noticed a strong chemical odor coming from inside the home which led to the arrests.

“As Taylor and Tyson came to the door and Taylor opened the door of his residence, the deputies saw one meth lab pot and smelled a strong meth lab odor,” Cone said. “Deputies removed Taylor and Tyson from the residence and called CNET.”

A meth lab pot is a two litter bottle with a white powdery substance around the top and an unknown substance inside the bottle.

When CNET agents arrived, they removed the one meth lab pot and a gas generator from the home. They also located approximately one gram of methamphetamine, used syringes, scales, ammonium nitrate, empty boxes of pseudoephedrine, salt and lithium stripes.

Both men were arrested for unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance first degree. They are being held in Cullman County Detention Center, each on a $1 million dollar bond.

Sheriff Mike Rainey said the investigation on this residence has been going on for several months.

“We want to thank the neighbors in the community for being patient and working with us,” Rainey said. “We have been getting information about this particular residence for sometime and handling the investigation. We’re glad to have these guys in jail and appreciative of the deputies and the hard work CNET always does.”

Lauren Estes can be reached at or 256-734-2131, ext. 137.

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