3 charged for meth lab

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Area law enforcement celebrated Florala’s annual Masonic event by closing down another alleged meth lab – this one on Alabama Street.

Florala Police Chief Sonny Bedsole said Monday, a call made to his department late Saturday afternoon tipped officers about the suspected drug activity, and when officers arrived, the tip was confirmed.

“Assistant Police Chief Chris Jackson responded to the home and saw, in plain view, the items associated with the manufacturing of meth,” said DTF prosecutor Emmett Massey.

Massey said a warrant was obtained to allow officers, as well as DTF agents, to search inside the home.

“Inside the residence, several items associated with the production of methamphetamine were found, as well as a container and smoking devices containing methamphetamine residue,” he said.

Arrested were Ronnie Lee Norris, Jackie Marvin Cook Jr., and Timothy Paul Worley. Each was charged with the unlawful manufacture of a controlled substance II, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

The trio was booked into the Covington County Jail, and is each being held on a $270,000 bond.