DTF busts meth-making pair

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Two people are in jail after Drug Task Force agents busted another meth lab – this one an alleged “one-pot method” cook on U.S. Hwy. 29 North.

DTF Commander Mark Odom said agents had investigated alleged illegal drug activity at the home of Jessica Grooms Sutton and John-athon Dewayne Seaney for several months before making an arrest Monday.

Odom said when agents arrived at the home to speak with the couple, agents were greeted with “the strong odor of meth.”

“After obtaining a search warrant, we discovered several containers of bi-layered meth oil, some marijuana and smoking devices, as well as chemicals used to make meth,” he said.

Odom said a 2-year-old child had been in the home at the time the meth was being produced.

“They had the chemicals laying right where the child could get to them,” he said.

This is the second lab found in the county in less than a month. And while it may seem that meth is making a comeback, that’s not entirely accurate, Odom said.

“This one pot method is just that – made in one pot,” he said. “It’s quick and it makes it harder to find than a traditional meth lab.”

Johnathon Seaney

Odom said both Seaney and Sutton have a criminal history. Seaney has previous domestic violence and failure to appear charges. Sutton was one of three arrested when a meth lab was found near the City of Andalusia’s sports complex in December 2006. She pleaded guilty in 2008 to receiving/possession of a controlled substance and use of drug paraphernalia. She was given a 10-year suspended sentence and one year of probation, which ended September 2009.

Jessica Sutton

The two are now being charged with trafficking, manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and chemical endangerment of a child. They are being held in the Covington County Jail under at $1.07 million bond.