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Meth lab suspects set to appear in court

Published 1:26pm Tuesday, October 29, 2013

By NEAL WAGNER / City Editor

A pair of suspects charged with operating a meth lab in a Pelham hotel and sending several police officers to the hospital are scheduled to appear in court in December.

Mykicz
Mykicz

The Pelham Police Department arrested Kristie Marie Gilley, 36, of Hanceville, and 25-year-old Homewood resident Jacob Kenneth Mykicz in early September after officers responded to the Oak Mountain Lodge on a juvenile pickup call.

Gilley
Gilley

After responding to the scene, officers allegedly discovered a meth lab in the suspects’ hotel room bathroom. According to department, four Pelham police officers and a K-9 officer inhaled fumes coming from the suspected meth lab, and were transported to Brookwood Medical Center and a local veterinary clinic to be treated.

As of Oct. 14, all officers and the K-9 involved in the incident had returned to work and had made full recoveries, according to Pelham police Capt. Larry Palmer.

Gilley faces one count of criminal possession of a noxious substance, four counts of third-degree assault, one count of second-degree manufacture of a controlled substance, one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, one count of chemical endangerment of a child where a controlled substance is produced and one miscellaneous offense. She is being held in jail on bonds totaling $322,000.

Mykicz faces four counts of third-degree assault, one count of criminal possession of a noxious substance, one count of second-degree manufacture of a controlled substance, one count of possession of drug paraphernalia and one miscellaneous offense. He is being held in the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $306,000.

Both suspects are scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing in front of Shelby County Circuit Court Judge Dan Reeves on Dec. 4 at 8:30 a.m. at the Shelby County Courthouse. Michael Hensley is listed as an attorney for Mykicz and Steven Eversole and Adam Bollaert are listed as attorneys for Gilley, according to court records.

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