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November 9, 2013

3 Cullman residents charged with meth manufacturing

Three Cullman residents were charged with meth manufacturing at their home early Thursday morning after law enforcement agents located a spent meth lab in their attic while serving a search warrant.

Maj. Scott Clay of the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office said Cullman Narcotics Enforcement Team agents were serving a search warrant around 5:45 a.m. on Thursday at 1514 3rd Avenue SW in Cullman and found a large quantity of paraphernalia and the spent meth lab. Stephen Patrick Carter, 46, Leaha Kay Hensley, 26, and Angeline Fay Whitehead, 32, were all arrested on charges of unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance.

“During the search warrant, the CET agents located several smoking devices throughout the house, found different types of controlled substance pills, syringes, and other drug paraphernalia,” Clay said. “While searching the laundry room area and they found some scales and a zip-lock baggy  containing a white substance that tested positive for methamphetamine.”

The suspects are 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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