Police arrest 3 in meth lab bust
by RACHEL DAVIS
Oct 17, 2012 | 6042 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Oakman police arrested three people and shut down an active methamphetamine lab operating inside the city Tuesday afternoon.

Police Chief Andy Powell said that John Daniel Nabors, Kenneth Thursby and Brittney Sullivan were arrested at a residence on Washington Street on a variety of drug-related charges.

Powell said Nabors will face charges of manufacturing, possession of a controlled substance, providing false information to a law enforcement officer and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was out on bond for similar charges so that bond has been revoked. He was set to be transported to the Walker County Jail on Tuesday. Powell said he will be held without bond.

The other two were charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and bonded out of Oakman’s city jail.

When Powell took over as police chief in Oakman earlier this year, he said the city had two major problems, drugs and theft. Powell and Officer Chuch Lilley have both vowed to stop the property and drug crimes in the small city, crimes that are often related.

“We said we weren’t going to stop until they stopped victimizing people in Oakman, and we haven’t stopped,” Powell said.

The two officers have made a number of arrests that they believe have reduced the property crimes in the city.

“Our goal is for criminals to be afraid to set foot in Oakman,” Powell said. “We want them to know that we will keep coming after them.”