In July 1 Issue
Four people were arrested after deputies investigated evidence that led them to what they say were two methamphetamine making sites.
June 25th Russell County Sheriff's Deputies Nick Bertram and Lee Smith arrested David Stargle, 38, at a residence on Blair Schoolhouse Road, charging Stargle with manufacturing methamphetamines after they discovered the home made equipment for making the drug and the chemicals that are used in its manufacture in a burn barrel behind Stargle's residence.
Russell County Sheriff Larry Bennett reported that he, those two deputies, and Deputy Clete McAninch were involved in that bust as well as another on Sunday.
Three people were taken into custody June 27th on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine in that second bust.
Those arrested were Julie Rikard, 30, Michelle K. Jackson, 40, and Dustin Dufran, 20. Sheriff Bennett said that deputies found several containers that had been converted into hydrochloride generators along with precursors needed to make the drug at a residence on John Street.
Deputy Bertram, the arresting officer in all the cases, said syringes and other drug related items were found at the scene and that other charges and more arrests are possible.