DTF nabs 4 more in meth bust

Published 12:06 am Thursday, December 20, 2012


Someone at the second meth lab found in Opp in 24 hours had a sense of humor, Drug Task Force agents agreed after taking four to jail Wednesday.

Agents, along with members of the Opp Police Department, visited the North Jackson Street home around 7:30 a.m., said DTF agent Dave Harrell.

Inside the white, wood-frame home, agents discovered a litany of items used to manufacture methamphetamine, such as lithium batteries, muratic acid, lighter fluid and puesdoephederine. Two children – a 2-year-old and a 5-month-old – were removed from the home, Harrell said.

An active “shake and bake cook” stored under a kitchen cabinet was also seized, Harrell said.

“We also found this nice kit in a clear plastic tote appropriately labeled ‘Shake ‘N Bake’,” he said. “Looks like someone has a sense of humor.”

Arrested were Jessica Phillips, Ricco Phillips, Trina Frost and Mik Young.

The Phillipses are charged with trafficking, manufacturing, two counts of chemical endangerment and felony possession of drug paraphernalia. Each is being held in the Covington County Jail on a $1.35 million bond.

Frost and Young are each charged with trafficking, manufacturing and felony possession of a controlled substance and are being held on a $1.05 million bond.

Arrested hours before for allegedly possessing meth was Joseph Daniel Clark. He was held on a $13,000 bond.

Agents arrested two – Timothy and Linda Harrison – the night before at a Woodham Circle home for an “old style meth lab” – making this one of the most productive periods for arrests the agency has seen. Each is being held on a $350,000 bond.­