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Officers arrest parolee after visit

By Seth Burkett
sburkett@decaturdaily.com 340-2355

SOMERVILLE — A man on parole for possessing drugs is back in jail after parole officers paid a visit and smelled what was cooking, authorities said Thursday.

Morgan County Sheriff Greg Bartlett said Alabama Parole and Probation Board officers went to Michael Terrel Steelman's house to arrest him Wednesday.

Steelman, 37, had violated parole by being arrested on drug charges in Gardendale earlier this month, Bartlett said.

The officers noticed evidence of drug activity at 1172 Charest Road in Somerville and called county Drug Task Force agents, who found a methamphetamine laboratory at the house, Bartlett said.

Agents also found marijuana and various drug paraphernalia there, Bartlett said.

Arrest

They arrested Steelman on charges of first-degree manufacturing a controlled substance, second-degree possessing marijuana and possessing drug paraphernalia.

Steelman was booked into the Morgan County Jail, with his bond on the new drug charges set at $10,800. He has no bond on the parole violation.

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