Tuscaloosa Sheriff's Department finds meth lab while serving a warrant

TUSCALOOSA,AL (WBRC) - On Friday Tuscaloosa Sheriff's Deputies were attempting to serve a Failure To Appear Warrant on Leann McKinney in the 1800 Block of North River Lane. When Deputies arrived on the scene they observed a black backpack being thrown from an upstairs window. The bag was open and components of a meth lab were found in the backpack. When Deputies entered the residence several weapons were recovered as well as currency and more components needed to manufacture Methamphetamine as well as meth and a form of meth known as Ice. The West Alabama Narcotics Squad also responded to the scene. A Sheriff's K9 led deputies to more suspected meth in the rear of the residence as well as two other inactive meth labs. Five people including McKinney were taken into custody. Johnathan McKinney 34 years old, Leann McKinney 34 years old, Christopher Blake McKinney 17 years old, Julie Ann Solowes 29 years old are all charged with Unlawful Manufacturing 1st degree and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Their bonds are each set at over a million dollars. Joseph Erick Henly 26 years old is charged with Unlawful Manufacturing 1st degree and Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance. His bond is also set at over a million dollars. Sheriff Ted Sexton stated, " This is another example of attention to detail and aggressive law enforcement that lead to getting these individuals off the streets and making this Christmas Season a safer one in Tuscaloosa County".

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