Dora man arrested after meth lab bust
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A Dora man wanted on drug charges was arrested late Friday after police discovered active meth labs at his residence on Walker Circle last month.

Dora police have been searching for Brian Joseph Glenn Pridmore, 38, since Sept. 10, when they discovered the lab while attempting to serve misdemeanor arrest warrants on him.

On Sept. 10, officers arrived at Pridmore’s residence to serve the warrants and discovered the yard littered with evidence of an active meth lab. Pridmore was not at the residence at the time, but officers received consent to search from someone inside the residence. Inside the home, they discovered three active labs constructed from drink bottles and more materials used in the production of meth.

Based on the evidence discovered, warrants for possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance and second-degree manufacturing were issued for Pridmore.

Pridmore was arrested at the residence of a family member, also on Walker Circle, where he was hiding from police. Dora Police Chief John Duchock said his department made the arrest with assistance from the Sumiton Police Department.

Pridmore was out on bond on a first-degree manufacturing charge stemming from an earlier arrest by the Walker County Sheriff’s Office. He is currently being held in Dora’s city jail for the three misdemeanor charges of domestic violence and harassment. Duchock expects Pridmore to be transferred to the Walker County Jail soon on the felony charges. His bond has been set at $185,000 cash.

An unnamed female was also arrested at the residence after she allegedly attempted to prevent the police from finding Pridmore.

New law makes it harder

to buy key meth ingredient

MONTGOMERY (AP) — A new law has taken effect that's aimed at making it tougher for people to get a key ingredient needed to produce the illegal drug methamphetamine.

At the same time, the new law insures that allergy sufferers will still have access to the same substance, pseudoephedrine, which can mean the difference between clogged sinuses and being able to breathe.

The new law stops a process called "smurfing" where manufacturers of meth ask various people to buy pseudoephedrine in small amounts from different locations.

Attorney General Luther Strange said the Consumer Healthcare Products Association was launching a campaign to explain how the law works.

Former state Rep. Blaine Galliher, an aide to Gov. Robert Bentley, said the law makes it illegal to buy pseudoephedrine if the buyer intends to sell it.