According to Talladega County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force Commander Jason Murray, the suspect, Jeremy Ray Haynes, 34, had his initial court appearance before District Judge Jeb Fannin.
Murray said Haynes was accused of cooking methamphetamine in his car. The aggravating circumstances justifying the charge of manufacture in the first degree are the fact that it was in a vehicle and less than 500 feet from an occupied residence.
Murray added that he did not believe Haynes had any previous drug convictions, but was also not unknown to task force agents.
“He’s somebody we’ve been looking at for a while,” Murray said. “We’ve gotten a lot of calls about him.”
Manufacture of a controlled substance in the first degree is a Class A felony in Alabama, punishable upon conviction by 10 to 99 years or life in prison.
Felony possession of drug paraphernalia is a Class C felony, punishable upon conviction by one year and one day to 10 years in prison.