North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL

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May 14, 2012

Meth lab busted near Minor

MINOR — Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies arrested four people Monday afternoon after finding an active methamphetamine lab in a car, and more related materials inside a house.

Deputies responded to a trespassing call in the 1000 block of Oak Street in Minor, Chief Deputy Randy Christian said. While investigating, they found the active lab in the car and inactive labs inside a house.

Four people were arrested:

  • John Patrick Garrison, 43, charged with unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia;
  • Carmen Michelle Keeton, 36, unlawful manufacturing and possession of a controlled substance;
  • Leslie C. Haskins, 35, unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance;
  • James Robert Champion, 30, unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance.

All except Haskins were given bonds of $100,000 or more. Haskins was held without bond on a previous outstanding warrant.

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