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Three charged two meth busts

Published 12:25pm Thursday, June 27, 2013

Three people were arrested Wednesday in unrelated cases which involved making methamphetamine.

Randall Dean Johnson
Randall Dean Johnson

The first incident took place at 512 Pine Ridge Road in Lacey’s Spring. Morgan County Drug Task Force agents along with officers from the Alabama Department of Pardons and Parole conducted a compliance check on Randall Dean Johnson, 45.

Agents received information that Mr. Johnson was cooking meth. Upon arrival, they discovered a red phosphorus meth lab, finished meth and felony drug paraphernalia.

Johnson was arrested and charged with unlawful manufacturing a controlled substance first, unlawful possession of a controlled substance (meth), and felony possession of drug paraphernalia.

After he was decontaminated and transported to the Morgan County Jail, the suspect’s probation will be revoked.

Mary Charlene Smith
Mary Charlene Smith
Keith Adrian Smith
Keith Adrian Smith

Later in the evening, law enforcement responded to complaints about meth being produced at 7327 Danville Road in the Neel community. Agents made contact with Keith Adrian Smith, 45, and Mary Charlene Smith, 41.

The suspects gave consent for a search. Agents discovered a partial meth lab, lithium batteries, lye, Coleman fuel, coffee filters, empty cold medicine blister packs and finished methamphetamine.

Both suspects were arrested and charged with unlawful manufacturing a controlled substance second and unlawful possession of a controlled substance (meth). Adrian Smith has prior meth related convictions and was charged with 13 additional counts of illegal purchase of pseudoephedrine.

Bond for Adrian Smith was set at $506,400 while Mary Smith is being held on a $52,500 bond. Bonds were set by Judge Brent Craig.

The children had left on Sunday to stay with a relative for a few weeks. The Department of Human Resources is investigating the case.

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