DTF nabs 2 in separate meth lab cases

Published 2:14 am Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Twenty-four hours and two meth labs later, the Drug Task Force sent two people to jail for manufacturing.

Drug Task Force Agent Greg Jackson said the first meth lab was located on Roselane Street in Andalusia on Monday evening.

Jackson said they located pseudoephedrine, muriatic acid, coffee filters, ammonium nitrate, lithium batteries and other items used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine.

In addition, they found several spent shake and bake meth labs.

They arrested 46-year-old Bobby Miles Powell Jr. and charged him with manufacturing first degree.

“He was set up to produce,” Jackson said.

On Tuesday, a traffic stop of a person leaving Walmart netted an amount of meth.

“During a field interview, the suspect said he had a lab stored in a truck,” Jackson said.

They went to a truck located off of Parker Road in Babbie and found the lab, ammonium nitrate, finished product meth, camping fuel, a propane bottle and acid.

Jackson said they found a half-gallon of meth oil.

They arrested Albert Jackson Sorrells, 51, and charged him with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, manufacturing first degree, drug trafficking and felony drug paraphernalia.

He was held on a $563,000 bond.

According to Star-News archives, Sorrells has prior arrests for drugs and other offenses.

He was indicted in December 2008 for possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

In January 2011, he was arrested for driving under the influence.

In August 2016, he was arrested for violation of the sex offender notification act;