Six arrested in meth lab bust
by Chris Norwood
Feb 13, 2014 | 12730 views |  0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Bethany Denise Lee
Bethany Denise Lee
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Cassy Rennee Nabors
Cassy Rennee Nabors
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Cory Neil Farmer
Cory Neil Farmer
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Anthony Lavone Kirkland
Anthony Lavone Kirkland
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Michael Allen Barnes
Michael Allen Barnes
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David Lynn Barnes
David Lynn Barnes
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The Talladega County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force has arrested half a dozen people after raiding a methamphetamine laboratory at 1003 Old Talladega Highway in Sylacauga.

According to Task Force Commander Jason Murray, the bonds in all six cases were set at $100,000 by District Court Judge Jeb Fannin. At least two of those arrested were already on probation.

Those arrested included Michael Allen Barnes, 24, of Weogufka; Anthony Lavone Kirkland, 21, of Sylacauga; Cory Neil Farmer, 21 and Bethany Denise Lee, 23, of Sylacauga; Cassy Rennee Nabors, 23, who lived in the house where the raid took place; and David Lynn Barnes, 22.

Farmer and Lee lived at the same address, but not the house where they were arrested.

Murray said that each was charged with manufacture of a controlled substance in the first degree. David Barnes and Nabors were also charged with possession of methamphetamine and Nabors was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Michael Barnes and Farmer were on probation.

Murray said the aggravating circumstances leading to a manufacture in the first degree charge were presence of finished product and the fact that the lab was within 500 feet of another occupied residence.

Manufacture of a controlled substance is a class A felony in Alabama, punishable upon conviction by 10 to 99 years or life in prison. Possession of a controlled substance is a class C felony, punishable upon conviction by one year and one day to 10 years in prison.

Possession of drug paraphernalia is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to 12 months in jail.