A residence check for a wanted man ended with two people behind bars for alleged meth manufacturing in Cullman County.

Stephen Dewayne Self, 43, and Shona Randall Long, 22, were arrested Jan. 1 at 9:30 p.m. at a residence on County Road 77 in the Prospect community and charged with unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance in the first degree.

Cullman County Sheriff Tyler Roden said deputies arrived at the home searching for Long on a Baldwin County warrant for his arrest for non-support.

“Deputies received information that Long was at the residence,” Roden said. “The deputies went to the residence where they found Long hiding in a closet.”

While deputies were inside the home, they allegedly recovered components used in the manufacturing of meth, along with some other items.

“A small amount of meth, drug paraphernalia, and a loaded 12-gauge shotgun was also found in the home,” Roden said.

Self — who had a previous felony conviction — was also charged as a felon in possession of a firearm.

Long and Self are currently incarcerated in the Cullman County Detention Center with a $1 million bond.

When he eventually makes bond, Long will be extradited to Baldwin County to face charges there.

Unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance in the first degree is a Class A felony, punishable by up to life in prison.

* Trent Moore can be reached by e-mail at trentm@cullmantimes.com, or by telephone at 734-2131, ext. 225.

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