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Traffic stop leads to discovery of Meth Lab
Police seeking suspect in
Candidates receive PAC money
Oxford hosting HOG rally
Traffic stop leads
to discovery of Meth Lab
traffic stop Tuesday afternoon led officers to raid a home in oxford
where they found a meth lab. 46 year old Sandra Thompson was stopped
Tuesday afternoon and officers noticed several ingredients for meth in
her car. Officers with the Drug Task Force obtained a warrant to
search her home on Penny Lane in Oxford where they found meth and
other ingredients and equipment used in the production of the drug.
Arrested at the home along with Thompson was 46 year old Scott Alan
Pursell of Pell City and 47 year old Teressa Dawn Reid of Pell City.
All were charged with first degree manufacturing of methamphetamines.
Investigators say that the meth was being produced for distribution
and personal use.
are searching for a suspect in the Thursday morning robbery of the
Waffle House on Quintard Avenue in Anniston. Police say the Black
male wearing a blue bandana over his face entered the Waffle house
just before 4 Thursday morning. Armed with a black handgun he
demanded money, jumped over the counter and grabbed the cash drawer
and fled on foot. Police said they hope to obtain fingerprints from
money that the robber dropped on his way out the door.
head into the final weekend of campaigning before next Tuesday’s
primary elections, Campaign finance reports filed yesterday with the
secretary of states office show that challengers to two local state
senate races have received substantial financial support from two
Huntsville based Political Action Committees. Finance reports show
that Kim Benefield, who is seeking to unseat Senator Gerald Dial in
Tuesday’s primary in the 13th senate district, has received
over 270 thousand dollars in contributions from Senate Majority PAC.
Meanwhile Larry Barton, a former mayor of Talladega who is hoping to
unseat Senator Jim Pruitt in the Senate District 11 Democratic primary
has received over 206 thousand dollars in contributions from Real
Democrats PAC also based in Huntsville. The campaigns in the two
senate districts have been the most vocal and negative in this years
local primary elections. Both Dial and Pruitt have said that several
key leaders in the senate are behind the challenges against them in
the elections but both candidates have vowed to retain control of
Oxford hosting HOG rally
motorcycle enthusiasts from 26 states are in Oxford this weekend for
the Alabama State HOG Rally. Based at the Oxford Lake Civic Center
the three day event began Thursday and will conclude Saturday. The
highlight of the event will be a big parade Saturday evening. The
parade of bikes will begin at 6:30 and will travel thru Oxford and
Anniston to Long Leaf Park at Mcclellan. Activities during the event
will include rides to little river canyon, Mt. Cheaha State Park,
Cathedral Caverns, Talladega Super speedway, Anniston museum of
natural history and the Berman museum as well as other locations.
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