Morgan County Drug Task Force Successfully Executes Search Warrant

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MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – On Tuesday, August 19th, 2014, Morgan County Force Agents executed a search warrant at 34 Cardinal Rd. Hartselle.

Sheriff Ana Franklin reports that agents received a tip that subjects were cooking methamphetamine at the residence.

After a week-long investigation, agents discovered 35-year-old William Chad Lones and 31-year-old Amanda Leann Erwin were buying cold medicine containing pseudoephedrine as often as they could.

Agents executed  the search warrant and found Erwin in the back bedroom of the home.

They also followed Lones from the residence and conducted a traffic stop.

A one-pot meth lab was discovered in the bathroom and a burnt meth lab was found under the bed.

Lones was brought back to the home after agents discovered the labs.

Agents searched the home and discovered lye, salt, Coleman Fuel, cut open lithium batteries, HCL gas generator, baggies and contained meth residue, and coffee filters.

They also discovered multiple syringes throughout the residence.

Lones and Erwin were arrested for Unlawful Manufacturing a Controlled Substance 1st degree and Unlawful Possession of Felony Drug Paraphernalia.

Somerville Volunteer Fire Department was called to decontaminate the subjects.

As Erwin was being taken to the decontamination area she took off running.

She was chased through several yards and across the road where she was tased.

Erwin was charged with another felony, Escape 3rd.

Judge Howell set Lones’ bonds at $252,500.00.

Erwin’s bonds were set at $302,500.00.

They are both in the Morgan County Jail.


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