Woman Held Captive At Drug House; Saved During Police Raid

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) - The execution of a drug warrant on a Red Bay home, not only netted operating meth labs, but police said the bust may have saved a woman’s life.

According to Red Bay police, a 45-year-old Hamilton woman went to the residence, but was not allowed to leave once she got there.

Yellow crime scene tape continues to surround the trailer on Meadow Lane, near Red Bay School.

According to police, information from a tip led them there seeking to shut down a possible meth lab.

Not only did Red Bay Police find several active meth labs inside, Chief Janna Jackson said they found a female who had been held captive for four days.

“She was being held against her will, at times by gunpoint inside the trailer by Mr. Milam.”

Chief Jackson told WHNT News 19 Jamie Milam, 36, was arrested at the scene.

Investigators said Milam held a shotgun to the woman’s head, threatening her if she tried to leave.

Milam’s facing charges of kidnapping, trafficking meth, manufacturing of a controlled substance, and felony possession of drug paraphernalia.

Chief Jackson stated the trailer was a danger to everyone, “The fumes were extremely strong; you could even smell the fumes at the roadway.”

Court records show Jamie Milam was convicted in 2011 on methamphetamine charges.

Red Bay Police said the female victim that was held against her will was not injured.

Jamie Milam is being held at the Franklin County Jail on a $50,000 bail.