Police charge local man with making meth
MOULTON — A local man was arrested Thursday on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine and endangering children, authorities said.
Authorities arrested Jimmy Lee Whitfield, 38, of 417 South St., Moulton on charges of unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of anhydrous ammonia, possession of drug paraphernalia and chemically endangering three young children inside his apartment.
Agents notified the Department of Human Resources when they found children in Whitfield’s apartment, authorities said.
The Lawrence County Drug Task Force, Lawrence County Sheriffs investigators, and Moulton Police received several complaints that Whitfield was cooking meth at his home. Agents set up surveillance and were able to gain probable cause to visit the residence, authorities said.
After Whitfield gave consent to search his home, agents found anhydrous ammonia, Coleman camp fuel, hydrogen peroxide and other chemicals used in manufacturing methamphetamine. Agents seized several plastic bottles of mixed liquid hidden in areas around Whitfield’s apartment, authorities said.
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