Four arrested for manufacturing meth
Melissa Cason, Franklin County Times
PHIL CAMPBELL-Four individuals were arrested and charged with manufacturing a controlled substance after being found at multiple residences that contained methamphetamine labs.
Franklin County Sheriff Larry Plott said that investigators received information from the Department of Human Resources Wednesday that there was a possible meth lab at 4570 Highway 20 Lot #6 in Phil Campbell and that three children were at the residence.
Plott said that Renee Wyatt, age 25, was at the residence with three children. During the investigation, investigators found chemicals, meth, drug paraphernalia and firearms at the residence.
Cleveland Dewayne Franks, age 27, drove up at the residence during the investigation.
Plott said that Wyatt was charged with second-degree manufacturing a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia while Franks was charged with first-degree manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking methamphetamine, and addict in possession of a pistol.
"The children were decontaminated at the residence and released to family members," Plott said.
Plott said that investigators were lead to another residence located at 10311 Highway 43 South in Russellville.
"Investigators found an active meth lab at the residence along with firearms and marijuana," Plott said.
Plott said that Timothy Dewayne Kimbrell, age 36, and Lisa Williams, age 37 of 425 Redwood Road in Hamilton, were found at the residence with the working meth lab and were taken into custody.
Plott said Kimbrell was charged with first-degree manufacturing a controlled substance, second-degree possession of controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Williams was charged with first-degree manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of controlled substance.
According to the Alabama Criminal Code, first-degree manufacturing a controlled substance is a Class A felony, which is punishable with 10 years to life upon conviction.
Kimbrell, Wyatt, Franks, and Williams are awaiting a bond hearing.
Plott said that the Drug Enforcement Agency sent a hazmat crew from Birmingham to assist with the disposal of the hazardous chemicals, and that his department was also assisted in the case by the Phil Campbell Rescue Squad, the Russellville Police Department, Alabama Bureau of Investigations and the Franklin County District Attorney's Office.