Agents Respond to Back-to-Back Meth Busts

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HARTSELLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  Morgan County Sheriff’s deputies arrested several people involved in two separate meth busts.

It started around 6 p.m. Tuesday night when officers responded to a call about an elderly man having health problems. The caller suspected other occupants of the home were making meth. When the officers arrived, they said they found the ingredients necessary to build a meth lab. They arrested three people.

They arrested James Roy Grantland, 28, at Gum Springs Cutoff Road and charged him loitering in a drug house. Police also arrested Roger Dale Guess, 31, and Christy Nicole Demastus, 39, at 2103 Highway 31 North in Hartselle and charged them both with manufacturing a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance.

According to the officers, Guess and Demastus were already out on bond for unlawful manufacturing, so they are being held without bond.

Hartselle Fire Department had to decontaminate the people at the scene.

While crews were at the first scene, one of the officers made a traffic stop on Highway 36 in the Lacey’s Spring Area where he stop a driver for several traffic violations.
When  officers approached the vehicle, they said they saw components of a meth lab in the vehicle. Drugs Task Force Agents left the initial scene to respond to the second scene. 

The driver of the car was Todd Carleton Turney, 30, of Morgan County, and police charged him with possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia and attempt to commit a controlled substance act. The passenger was 26-year-old Josh Weaver of Huntsville. He had felony warrants and a parole violation out of Cullman. Weaver was taken to the Morgan County Jail on a probation violation on a previous charge of unlawful manufacturing.

Drug Agents went through Turney’s residence and found additional components, ingredients, and waste from creating meth. There were three people in the house when agents arrived. One was arrested on outstanding warrants in Decatur.

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