Lab busted twice: Second time DTF officers have confiscated meth from home
By By Robbie Byrd and Brian Blackley, Staff Writers
Two methamphetamine lab busts since this weekend have kept 21st Judicial Drug Task Force officers busy.
A bust at a Davis Drive home will be the second in less than five months for two women.
Stephanie Holland and Alma Hall Taylor of 1108 Davis Drive were both arrested Tuesday afternoon on charges of Unlawful Possession of a controlled substance, unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Bond had been issued on one of the women, although DTF officials did not say which one.
That bond will be revoked and the woman will now stay at the Escambia County Detention Center until her trial.
Further information was unavailable pending investigation of the scene.
Dameon Hutton and Monica Price with the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences were on hand to take samples of the drugs.
An unreported number of children were on hand when DTF officers arrived.
Escambia County Department of Human Resources handled the children.
Farmer helps capture three
Thanks to a gutsy, heads-up observation by an area farmer, three men were arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine in a Freemanville in a truck that was set up as a meth lab.
Eugene "Tinker" Rolin, 35, of Poarch, Raymond Dennis Garvin, 32, of Atmore, and Anthony O'Brian Jordan (a.k.a. "Buzzy Rolin"), 24, of Atmore were arrested on Saturday, July 27 for unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of anhydrous ammonia.
According to officials from the DTF, the arrest was made when a farmer called the Escambia County Sheriff's Department from a car phone explaining that he was following three men who had stolen anhydrous ammonia from his farm.
He followed the suspects to a dead end on Houze Lane in the Freemanville community.
When officers moved in to make the arrest, two men fled on foot and one suspect stayed in the vehicle
When Sgt. Ben Roe with the Escambia County Sheriff's Department arrived he found a crystal methamphetamine lab set up in the back of the suspect's truck.
Roe was assisted by the Atmore Police Department, the Poarch Tribal Police Department and the Monroe County Sheriff's Department.
Tracking dogs from Fountain Prison were called to the scene and agents with the 21st Judicial Drug Task Force responded at this time.
According to the press release issued by the Task Force, chemists from the State of Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences responded and took samples of the chemicals.
Hepaco, a hazardous chemical clean-up crew responded and took custody of the methamphetamine lab.