published Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Alabama meth lab discovered in plain sight, man arrested

A 30-year-old Alabama man has been arrested after sheriff’s deputies spotted methamphetamine-making materials in building next to his home, authorities said.

Joey Dwayne Carnell, of Kilpatrick, has been charged with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, second-degree unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a controlled substance, according to a news release from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.

On Monday, law enforcement officers went to serve a warrant on County Road 360, the release said. While serving the warrant, they spotted several items typically used in the making of methamphetamine laying in plain view in building next to the residence, the release said.

Also found during the subsequent search were two small bags of a white, powdery substance that later tested positive as meth, drug paraphernalia and two one-pot meth labs, the release said.

Carnell is now in the DeKalb County Detention Center where he awaits the setting of his bond.

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