Multiple drug arrests made by task force
by Matt Quillen
Apr 22, 2011 | 6319 views |  1 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend | print
SYLACAUGA — The Talladega County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force reported multiple felony arrests in Sylacauga, including one arrest for an active methamphetamine lab.

Commander Jason Murray said the task force arrested Jayson Hosey, 32, of Sylacauga on the charge of first-degree manufacturing of a controlled substance and possession. The arrest came shortly after midnight Friday following surveillance of Hosey’s residence on New County Line Road, specifically a camper located on the property.

“During the cook process, the last part of it is called ‘smoking it off,’” Murray said. “It produces a lot of hydrogen chloride gas and white smoke. So we were able to see the smoke coming out of the trailer.”

He said they recovered around two grams of finished product, meth oil and cooking components. Hosey was transported to Talladega County Jail where he remained in custody Friday evening.

His bond was set at $100,000 but Murray added they would make a motion to have it revoked, since Hosey was already out on bond for other drug-related charges.

The task force also arrested four people at Sylacauga Garden Apartments around 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Murray said they served a warrant for Katherine McGowan, 26, of Sylacauga for the charge of first-degree manufacturing of a controlled substance.

While serving the warrant, they also arrested Matthew Floyd, 24, of Sylacauga for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Two other people were also charged with possession of paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.

Murray said McGowan’s bond was set at $100,000. Floyd’s bond had not been set by Friday afternoon. Both also remained in custody at the county jail.

Another arrest was made Friday around 1 p.m. Murray said Jelani Russ, 32, of Sylacauga was taken into custody at his home on Finley Avenue and transported to the county jail.

Russ was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana. Murray said authorities recovered approximately a quarter-ounce of crack-cocaine.

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