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Dothan police accuse three of making meth in car

One of the most common ways for a drug-related arrest to begin is with a traffic stop. This proved true recently when Dothan police officers on patrol pulled a vehicle over on Ross Clark Circle.

Inside the vehicle, police said they found two men from Wicksburg and one man from Hartford — as well as a mobile meth lab. The trio was arrested and each charged with felony first-degree drug manufacturing.

The men, ages 19, 22 and 27, also allegedly had in their possession methamphetamine.

They were taken to Houston County Jail and held in lieu of $60,000 bail.

If the men are convicted of the charges, they could each face sentences that could mean decades of incarceration in an Alabama prison.

The Dothan Eagle also reported in a separate artcile on an unrelated case not far away. There, Henry County law enforcement officers served a search warrant at the home of a Headland woman.

Though the cases are unrelated, the possible penalties are very similar. The woman was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, felony unlawful possession of a controlled substance and a felony weapons charge.

Police said they found 17 grams of methamphetamine, prescription drugs and a sawed-off shotgun in her possession.

All four defendants in these two cases should decline to speak with prosecutors until they have discussed the evidence and allegations with an experienced criminal defense attorney devoted to protecting not only the rights of the accused, but their freedoms as well.

Source: Dothan Eagle, “Trio faces meth making charges,” Jan. 22, 2014