By Lauren Estes
The Cullman Times
A joint operation involving Cullman police officers, sheriff’s deputies and CNET agents led to the arrest of seven Cullman natives after an investigation of stolen property led to the discovery of an active meth lab in an area residence.
Amanda Lynn Jackson, 28, Virgil Dewayne King, 39, Daniel Shannon Curry, 34, Anthony Paul Kashuba, 31, David Gene Golden, 38, Misty Lynn Wood, 33, Ashley Denise Woods, 28, all of Cullman, were arrested for unlawful manufacture of a controlled substance. Wood was also arrested for a probation violation of an unlawful possession of a controlled substance charge, and Woods was arrested for two counts of forgery in the Second Degree and theft of property in the Second Degree.
Around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 19, officers responded to a call at a County Road 616 address regarding a stolen vehicle. Chief Deputy Max Bartlett said the officers requested to talk to a person of interest and a female reported he wasn’t home.
“The officers parked their vehicle and noticed a truck that was similar but not the stolen vehicle that was reported,” Bartlett said. “When Misty Wood came to the door and said the David Golden wasn’t home, the officers smelled a strong chemical odor coming from inside the residence. Golden then came outside and the officers asked for consent to search the residence.”
After receiving consent, Sergeant Matthew Bales and Patrick Thompson located items consistent with making methamphetamine, as well as, seven people inside the home in a cloud of smoke.
“There was an active meth lab performed a sweep of the home,” Bartlett said. “CNET agents were also notified. One female made an attempt to hide coffee filters that contained methamphetamine residue.”
They are each being held at the Cullman County Detention Center on a $1 million bond.
“We want to commend all the officers involved on their excellent job in taking these seven people into custody,” Bartlett said.
Lauren Estes can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 256-734-2131, ext. 137.