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2 men face meth-making charges in 2 days

By Catherine Godbey
cgodbey@decaturdaily.com · 340-2441

Morgan County sheriff’s deputies charged two men in two days with unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine.

As the result of undercover work and cooperation with postal inspectors and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant on Kevin Myron Curtis, 40, on Friday.

While searching Curtis’ residence at 128 Ryan Loop Road, Baileyton, deputies unearthed evidence of illegal drug activity.

“A meth lab was discovered, and deputies also confiscated a handgun,” said Chief Deputy Mike Corley.

The Morgan County Jail is holding Curtis in lieu of $300,000 bond on a charge of first-degree unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance. According to Corley, Curtis’ felony record influenced the bond’s amount.

Curtis could face additional charges.

“The investigation is ongoing, and I expect federal charges to be filed against him,” Corley said.

Second arrest

Less than 24 hours after Curtis’ arrest, a civil disturbance call led to the discovery of another meth lab.

Deputies arrested Christopher Wayne Burney, 25, of 63 Riverdale Drive, Lacey’s Spring, at 11:04 Saturday morning.

They charged him with unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

“Burney was living out of a mobile home owned by his grandparents, and then his grandparents sold the home,” Corley said.

“The new tenants arrived today (Saturday) and found Burney locked out. That is when the sheriff’s dispatch received the disturbance call.”

According to Corley, after arriving on the scene, deputies entered the trailer and found the meth lab.

The Morgan County Jail is holding Burney in lieu of $11,000 bond.

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