PRICEVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Sheriff Ana Franklin reports that on Tuesday, Mar 19, Morgan County Drug Task Force Agents assisted Alabama Pardons and Parole Officers in doing a compliance check at 573 Cave Spring Rd. in Priceville. Both agencies had obtained information from “See Meth, Stop Meth” complaints that Gary Clint Ogles Jr. was making methamphetamine at his residence. The residence is less than 1000 yards from Priceville Elementary School.
"We waited until school was out before we actually did the initial entry on that location," said Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin.
Sheriff Franklin says they are not always able to plan undercover operations on their own time but they felt it was necessary given the close proximity the home was to a local school. "With it being that close to the school and having school traffic, we knew that for safety reasons and not having to lock down the school and put them under alert, it would be better for us to wait," said Franklin.
Agents arrived and identified Gary Clint Ogles Jr., 37, his brother, David Thomas Ogles, 36, Sandra Bates, 28, and Tiffany Massimini, 24. Agents discovered methamphetamine in Clint Ogles’ pocket. Agents observed items in a detached garage that are used for the manufacturing of methamphetamine. Drug agents secured a search warrant signed by Judge Howell.
Once inside of the garage, agents discovered 8 one-pot meth labs, various meth ingriedients, and several empty boxes of cold medicine containing pseudoephedrine.
Agents charged Gary Clint Ogles Jr. with Unlawful Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance 1st, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), and Felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. David Thomas Ogles was charged with Unlawful Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance 1st, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth), and Felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. His bond is set at $250,000.00.
Sandra Bates was charged with Unlawful Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance 1st, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth), and Felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bates’ bond is set at $250,000.00. Tiffany Massimini was charged with Unlawful Manufacturing a Controlled Substance 1st and Felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $225,000.00.
Gary Clint Ogles Jr. is in jail on no bond. Mr. Ogles is currently out of prison on parole from a manufacturing charge from 2003.
Priceville Volunteer Fire Department decontaminated all four suspects. All suspects were taken to the Morgan County Jail.