DTF busts old-style meth lab

Published 10:01 pm Tuesday, December 18, 2012



An Opp couple is behind bars after Drug Task Force agents found components of a meth lab at their Woodham Circle residence Tuesday.

DTF Commander Mark Odom said the lab was a red phosphorus-style, which the type DTF used to bust, but most cooks have since changed to a more disposable method.

“Lately, we’ve been working mainly one-pot or shake and bake methods,” he said.

Odom said DTF agents found the lab Tuesday when they came to confront Timothy Harrison and Linda Harrison about recent pseudo-ephedrine purchases.

“When they got there, they could smell the odor of methamphetamine,” Odom said. “They asked the occupants to step out of the home, and secured a search warrant.”

Since there was hazardous material and the potential of an active meth cook, the Opp Fire Department was called to the scene and agents wore Hazmat suits when retrieving the evidence.

Agent Dave Harrell said the Harrisons were cooperative, and that no children were present in the home.

Both were booked into the Covington County Jail on charges of first-degree manufacturing, possession of a controlled substance and felony possession of drug paraphernalia.

Harrell said their bonds were pending a judge’s approval.


Editor’s note: Online version updated to change suspects’ last name from Harrelson to Harrison.