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Four arrested in Pearl Street bust

Published 11:12am Thursday, February 27, 2014

Four people were arrested in connection with a bust at 417 Pearl Street in Hartselle, at which authorities believe ingredients for methamphetamine was being dropped off and sent to a different location for cooking.

Morgan County Drug Task Force Agents and Hartselle Police executed a narcotics search warrant at the Hartselle home following an investigation of several complaints about meth use and high traffic coming from the residence.

Agents observed several vehicles coming and going from the residence Wednesday. Hartselle Police stopped a vehicle leaving the residence and discovered methamphetamine.

Circuit Judge Jennifer Howell issued a search warrant. Agents search the home and discovered a quantity of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in the home.

According to a press release, agents believe the residence was a drop-off point for pseudoephedrine pills.

The pills would be taken somewhere else to be cooked into methamphetamine and then the finished meth would come back to the residence.

Weeks, 34; Jimmy Key, 44;Patrick Barnett, 24; and Lewis Montgomery, 18, were arrested at the residence.

Weeks was with unlawful possession of a controlled substance (meth). Key was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance (hydrocodone).

Montgomery was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance (meth). Patrick Barnett was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana second.

All suspects were taken to the Morgan County Jail and are being held on $2,500 bonds for each person.

There was also a female with several children in the residence. She was not charged, but the children were sent to a relative’s residence.

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