TALLAPOOSA DRUG TASK FORCE PRESS RELEASE 08/26/19

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By Sgt. Fred White

Meth Manufacturing Arrests Made

On August 18, 2019 the Tallapoosa County Narcotics Task Force, Dadeville Police Department, Jackson Gap Police Department, Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department and Stillwater Rescue and Fire Departments, responded to an incident that took place in the Stillwaters Community. The call came in as a possible meth lab explosion which was later confirmed after investigators processed the scene and collected evidence. Witnesses recalled the event and described it as a boom that was felt throughout the complex. On August 25th at approximately 1:30am, the two individuals responsible for the incident were taken into custody and booked into the Tallapoosa County jail. One of the suspects suffered severe chemical burns as a result of the blast.

Arrested and charged with: Unlawful Manufacture of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana 2nd degree, Chemical Endangerment of a Child, ten (10) counts of Reckless Endangerment, Illegal Purchase of Precursor Chemical and Conspiracy to Commit a Controlled Substance Crime was; Andrew Franklin, 44 yoa of Dadeville, Al.

Arrested and charged with: Unlawful Manufacture of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana 2nd degree, Chemical Endangerment of a Child, ten (10) counts of Reckless Endangerment, Illegal Purchase of Precursor Chemical and Conspiracy to Commit a Controlled Substance Crime was; Alura Franklin, 21 yoa of Dadeville, Al.

The investigation of the illegal manufacturing, trafficking, distribution and possession of narcotics is ongoing in Tallapoosa County.

 

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