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A Cullman County man was arrested in the Valley Grove area Tuesday on a warrant for second-degree manufacturing of a controlled substance that was issued in August.

Matthew Lee Horton, 31, was arrested around 11 a.m. in connection with manufacturing methamphetamines in the basement of a residence on County Road 1273 in Vinemont on Aug. 27, authorities said.

“We searched the residence because we had warrants on Horton for other felony drug charges,” said a representative with the Cullman Narcotics Enforcement Team (CNET). “We found in the basement Coleman fuel, a bucket full of fuel, a still-damp coffee filter, ammonium nitrate, MSM (methylsulfonylmethane), aluminum foil and straws.”

A test later confirmed residue from the scene tested positive for pseudophedrine, a key ingredient in methamphetamine.

CNET agents that responded to the residence said they have also served warrants on a co-defendant in the case.

Zach Winslett may be contacted at zwinslett@cullmantimes.com or (256) 734-2131, ext. 137.

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