Five arrested during meth bust in FalkvillePublished 1:29pm Thursday, August 29, 2013
Five people were arrested following a meth lab bust at 671 Holmes Drake Road in Falkville Aug. 28 after authorities were checking the welfare of a 3-year-old child and a 4-month-old baby.
Suspects arrested included Lucas Speegle, 31, Joseph Speegle, 29, Sarah Speegle, 35, Mary Lou Speegle, 20, and Maygan Stover, 24.
Lucas Speegle and Joseph Speegle were both charged with two counts each – unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance 1st degree – methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and unlawful possession of felony drug paraphernalia. Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Howell set their bonds at $505,000 each.
Sarah Ann Speegle was charged with unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance 1st degree – methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and drug endangerment of a child. She is being held on a $402,500 bond.
Mary Lou Speegle and Stover were each charged with loitering in a drug house, resulting in a $300 bond.
Morgan County Deputies responded to the residence and made contact with the suspects and the two children. Morgan County Drug Task Force Agents located a one-pot methamphetamine laboratory on the property. Agents obtained a search warrant for the residence/property and located evidence of a recent fire that had occurred on Tues., Aug. 27, in the residence bedroom of Lucas Speegle, who also had burn injuries which appear to be the result of a one pot methamphetamine failure that resulted in a fire inside the residence. Agents learned that the 4-month-old child was present in the residence during the fire. Agents recovered two one-pot methamphetamine laboratories along with materials and chemicals used to manufacture methamphetamine.
Morgan County DHR opened an investigation and placed the children in foster care. Both children had to be decontaminated due to their exposure to the one pot methamphetamine laboratories that were present. Medical follow-ups on children are to come.