Meth lab busted while in #039;cooking#039; process

Published 12:00 am Monday, September 9, 2002

According to Andalusia Police Chief Wilbur Williams Jr., a man was arrested on drug charges in Andalusia early Monday morning.

Williams said a patrol officer detected an odor during his patrol at a residence and he recognized the odor as one associated with methamphetamine.

After this the Covington County 22nd Judicical Drug Task Force (DTF) was called to the scene, a house trailer on Piney Woods Road near the Andalusia Ford Mercury facility.

Once upon the scene, DTF officials discovered an apparent meth lab in the house trailer.

Williams confirmed that at least one alleged suspect, Morgan Prestwood, was taken into custody. The alleged discovery of the meth lab occurred at approximately 2 a.m. Monday morning, said Williams.

Apparently Williams had been out on probation from a previous possession of methamphetamine charge and had just been released on the charge.

Williams said the State of Alabama is now in the process of revoking that probation and Prestwood has now been given new drug-related charges.

He is now in the Covington County Jail, and Williams said he believed Prestwood's bond to be in the neightborhood of $2 million.