Four charged with drug manufacturing

By CHRISTINE BOATWRIGHT / Staff Writer

PELHAM – Pelham Police discovered ingredients to potentially construct a methamphetamine lab in a vehicle holding five occupants during a traffic stop March 17, according to Capt. Larry Palmer.

Police pulled the vehicle over about 12:15 p.m. at the intersection of Alabama 116 and Interstate 65, Palmer said.

Police confiscated muriatic acid, lighter fluid, butane, 12-hour Sudafed, aluminum foil and nine insulin syringes, according to the police report.

Since the suspects possessed the ingredients for a meth lab, they were charged with unlawful manufacture of controlled substance, which is a felony, according to Sgt. Keith Webb with the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force.

Jared Dakata Frost, 23, of Jemison has been charged with first-degree unlawful manufacture of controlled substance. Frost is being held in the Shelby County Jail on $10,000 bond.

Jared Dakata Frost.

Jared Dakata Frost.

John Marcus Phillips, 28, of Montevallo has been charged with first-degree unlawful manufacture of controlled substance, and is being held on $10,000 bond.

John Marcus Phillips.

John Marcus Phillips.

Trudie Leeanna Marie Sparks, 20, of Jemison has been charged with first-degree unlawful manufacture of controlled substance, and is being held on $10,000 bond.

Trudie Leeanna Marie Sparks.

Trudie Leeanna Marie Sparks.

Lindsie Leigh Wells, 31, of Thorsby has been charged with first-degree unlawful manufacture of controlled substance, and is being held on $10,000 bond.

Lindsie Leigh Wells.

Lindsie Leigh Wells.

The case currently is being investigated by the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force.

City Editor Neal Wagner contributed to this article.