Grand jury indicts local for meth

Published 12:57 am Friday, May 13, 2016

A Covington County grand jury indicted a local man on multiple drug charges and he was arrested this week.

According to indictments, Charles Folger Allred was indicted for unlawful manufacture of a controlled substance, trafficking illegal drugs, felony possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

The charges stem from a meth lab bust in January 2014 at a home on HD Wilson Road.

Allred, along with Scott Dewayne Cannon, was arrested at the scene.

According to the indictments, Allred was in possession of “delta-9-tetrahydrocannibinol” or THC.

Additionally, he knowingly and unlawfully sold, manufactured, or delivered and was in possession of more than 28 grams but less than 500 grams of methamphetamine.

Allred was also found to have pseudo ephedrine with the intent to manufacture, as well as firearms, and a clandestine meth lab within 500 feet of a business, church or school.

According to Star-News archives, Sheriff Dennis Meeks said the day of the arrests that Drug Task Force Agents found bi-layer liquid and several firearms in the home.

No children were in the home at the time of the arrests, although children’s toys and photographs were present inside the home, as well as in the backyard.