3 jailed for meth, endangerment

Published 11:09 pm Monday, August 19, 2013

Three Florala residents are in jail on charges they were not only allegedly operating a meth lab inside a home on Rodney J. Evans drive, but also exposing children to the toxic fumes.

The arrests of Thomas Jason Fuller, 33; Robin Watson, 38; and LaToya Hobdy, 28, came after Drug Task Force agent Mitch Schofield was contacted by a citizen who advised that there were children being exposed to the manufacturing of methamphetamine at the home.

After obtaining a search warrant Sunday, Schofield found that information was accurate, and agents located not only finished meth product inside the home, but also the chemicals used to make the product.

“For some reason, people have decided to start cooking methamphetamine again,” said DTF Commander Mark Odom. “You’d think that with all the manufacturers and traffickers that we’ve arrested and the District Attorney’s Office has put in prison, that folks would get the message. We’re serious and we will follow up on every lead we get.”

Fuller and Hobdy were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and felony possession of drug paraphernalia. Each is being held on a $200,000 bond. Watson, 38, faces the same charges as well as chemical endangerment of a child. She is being held on a $350,000 bond.

Details on the children inside the home were not immediately available.