DTF nabs 6 for drugs

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 24, 2013

A Florala woman was jailed Saturday after an “open house party” led police to a group of teens allegedly drinking and smoking marijuana – making her the first in a series of weekend arrests that left six jailed on drug charges.

Florala Police Chief Sonny Bedsole said that law enforcement received information that a minor party was happening at the home of Sherrie Glass.

“Florala officers and (Alabama Beverage Control) agents did surveillance on the location and saw who they thought to be an underage person – a 14-year-old – smoking from a device used to ingest marijuana,” Bedsole said. “Then, other underage people were spotted using that same device. That’s when we made entry into the home.”

Bedsole said the county’s drug task force was then contacted to adopt the case.

Bedsole said a number of teens were arrested, while some were remanded into their parent’s care.

Glass, 53, was charged with chemical endangerment, possession of marijuana II, open house party and possession of drug paraphernalia and booked into the Covington County Jail under a $218,000 bond.

Records for Saturday show that DTF agents also arrested Hunter Lowery and Michael B. Hall. Lowery, 19, was charged with possession of marijuana II, possession of drug paraphernalia and minor in consumption and held on a $13,500 bond, while, Hall, 24, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia and held on a $13,000 bond.

Jail reports also show that DTF agents busted another three for trafficking and manufacturing drugs – April Stanley, 28; Michael Taylor, 45; and Patrick Farley, 29.

Each was charged with manufacturing of a controlled substance, trafficking and possession of drug paraphernalia and held on a $550,000 bond. Stanley also faces two additional counts of chemical endangerment of a child. She is being held on an $850,000 bond.