Georgia men jailed for meth

Published 12:04 am Saturday, June 30, 2012

Two Georgia men learned Thursday that speeding through Covington County can get you thrown in jail, especially when allegedly carrying methamphetamine in the vehicle.

The men – identified as Michael Paul Kennedy, 32, and Lewis Madison Whi-tehurst, 26 – were stopped for speeding by Covington County sheriff’s deputy Mike Vigor. Drug Task Force agent David Harrell said Vigor, following a suspicion the two possessed controlled substances, made a request for a search by the Andalusia Police Department’s K9 officer, Klod. Harrell said Klod, who was brought by Officer Matt Wilson, quickly alerted, notifying officers that narcotics were present in the vehicle.

Inside the vehicle, DTF agents found several items associated with manufacturing methamphetamines, as well as plastic bags containing finished product.

The men were then arrested and charged with manufacturing II, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Each is being held in the Covington County Jail under a $213,000 bond.

“Law enforcement is constantly fighting to rid Covington County of drugs and the harmful consequences they bring,” Harrell said. “No matter where you are from, if you are in possession of drugs or manufacture drugs in Covington County, you will be arrested and prosecuted.”

Emmett Massey, DTF prosecutor with the Covington County District Attorney’s Office, said, “Illegal drugs are a plague on our county and residents. I am truly thankful to our hardworking law enforcement officers for their continued dedication in protecting Covington County citizens from this epidemic.”