Jeffco deputies find meth lab during investigation

JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) – The Jefferson County Sheriff's office says a stolen property investigation led deputies to discover a meth lab.

Randy Christian with the sheriff's office says deputies went to a home in the 5900 block of Old Jasper Road on Monday to investigate that a resident was in possession of stolen property. The deputies had also received information that the resident had threatened to shoot any officers that around his property.

The resident was taken into custody without incident and deputies say they confirmed the possession of stolen articles.

Found at the time were remnants of several meth "cooks" and one recent cook along with chemicals used to make meth. The suspect was also found to be growing hallucinogenic mushrooms.

John Glenn Posten was arrested and charged with two counts of Unlawful Manufacture of a Controlled Substance. The stolen property investigation is ongoing, but the Sheriff's office expects to charge Posten with several counts of Receiving Stolen Property.

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