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Alleged meth users face hefty bonds

By Seth Burkett
DAILY Staff Writer

sburkett@decaturdaily.com 340-2355

After narcotics agents raided a meth lab in Hartselle on Monday, a judge set bond for the four people arrested on drug charges in excess of $100,000 each.

Those arrested were either out of jail on bail, had previous convictions or had outstanding warrants against them, Morgan County Sheriff Greg Bartlett said.

Morgan County Drug Task Force agents seized methamphetamine and marijuana during a search of the home, said Bartlett.

Charges

Shane Baker, who lives with his wife at the 4120 Barkley Bridge Road home where agents allegedly discovered the lab, had recently been released from prison on a prior conviction of making meth, Bartlett said.

Baker, 33, faces new charges of first-degree manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of meth, second-degree possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He remained in Morgan County Jail on Tuesday in lieu of $102,000 bond.

His wife, Nancy Elizabeth Baker, 51, was finishing two years of probation after a 10 month stay in a drug rehabilitation program, Bartlett said.

Agents charged Nancy Baker with possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia.

She remained in Morgan County Jail on Tuesday in lieu of $100,500 bond.

Tammy Kay Walker, 39, was out on bond following a raid at her 2048 Alabama 157, Falkville, residence, in which she and her husband were both arrested and charged with possessing meth, Bartlett said.

Walker faces a new charge of possessing meth, as well as two charges of failing to appear in court on traffic violations.

She remained in Morgan County Jail on Tuesday in lieu of $101,000 bond.

Fred Kenny Davis, 44, of Quail Run Apartments, No. L-2, Hartselle, faces charges of possessing meth and possessing drug paraphernalia.

Davis, too, was out of jail on bond on a charge of possessing meth. His bond was set at $100,500.

Agents also arrested a fifth man, from Falkville, and handed him to Falkville police on outstanding warrants. The charges against him were not immediately available.

Separate arrests

In a separate incident Friday, Priceville police stopped a mobile meth lab.

Police arrested the two women in the vehicle, Letitia June Johnson, 38, of 208 Cullman County 208, Vinemont, and Lequita Ann Harville, 44, of 10454 Lawrence County 460, Moulton.

Agents charged Johnson with attempting to manufacture meth, second-degree possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Morgan County Jail released her Monday on $1,800 bond.

Agents charged Harville with possession of meth, second-degree possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Morgan County Jail released her Friday on $1,800 bond.

Police called in Drug Task Force agents to assist with the arrests and to process the lab.

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