published Friday, September 10th, 2010

6 arrested in drug busts in DeKalb County, Ala.

DeKalb County sheriff’s deputies arrested three couples in connection with three separate drug busts this week.

Late Monday evening, the drug task force found four one-pot cook methamphetamine labs in a field off County Road 389, said Sheriff Jimmy Harris in a news release.

Kenneth Thomas, 23, and Constance Thomas, 24, both of Crossville, were arrested and charged with unlawful possession of controlled substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, and unlawful manufacturing of controlled substance second degree, Harris said.

Both subjects were transported to the DeKalb County Detention Center.

Kenneth Thomas was released on Wednesday, and Constance Thomas was released on Thursday, each on a total bond of $16,500.

On Tuesday afternoon, the drug task force also found meth at a home on County Road 895 in Fort Payne, Harris said.

Jason Michael Whitney, 27, and Tabitha Lucinda Whitney, 27, both of Fort Payne, were arrested and charged with unlawful possession of controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Both were transported to the county detention center and were released on Thursday, each on $9,000 bond.

Also on Tuesday night, officers arrested another couple at a home on County Road 543 in Albertville for having drugs in the house.

Terry Parker, 44, and Shirley Parker, 61, were each charged with two counts of unlawful possession of controlled substance, one count of unlawful possession of marijuana second degree and two counts of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, Harris said.

Shirley Parker bonded out Thursday on a $22,500 bond. Terry Parker remains in jail on $27,000 bond.

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