Three arrested after drug busts in Cullman County

CULLMAN, Ala. (WIAT) — Three people are facing drug charges after two separate drug busts in Cullman County. Authorities seized two firearms, over 300 pills, and nearly $2000 in cash during the busts.

According to a Facebook post by the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office, agents with the Cullman Narcotics Enforcement Team and sheriff’s deputies arrested 42-year-old Michael Leslie Jones of Arab on Tuesday, November 1st. Jones was arrested during a search warrant execution at his home in the New Canaan community.

Jones was arrested on several charges, including trafficking, unlawful distribution, and unlawful possession. He was released on a $1,000,000 bond.

On Friday, November 4th, deputies and Alabama State Troopers were conducting a safety checkpoint in the Grandview community. Authorities discovered an active meth lab inside a vehicle occupied by 27-year-old Steven Keith Graves and 24-year-old Anthony Wayne Guthrie, both of Cullman.

The sheriff’s office says Guthrie and Graves are both charged with unlawful manufacturing. They are still in the Cullman County Dentention Center on a $1,000,000 bond each.

During the busts, authorities found 315 oxycodone pills, 98 Xanax bars, 6 Suboxone strips, $1,986 in cash, two firearms, a meth lab, and other paraphernalia. In a statement, Sheriff Matt Gentry says the busts will strike a blow to meth addicts and pill users around Cullman County.


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