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Methamphetamine and blasting materials were found Wednesday morning during a raid at a house in the Egypt community.

Shane Williams, 36, was one of four adults taken into custody when the Etowah County Drug Enforcement Unit conducted a raid at his home on Walker Drive off Egypt Road following a two-week investigation, Woody Johnson, deputy commander of the Etowah County DEU, said.


Shane Elbert Williams


Agents obtained a search warrant for the house where it is believed meth was being sold, Johnson said.

During a search on the property, a quarter ounce of meth and a small amount of marijuana were found.

Three firearms and a significant amount of cash were found. A vehicle was seized.

Etowah County Sheriff’s investigators assisted in the search and examined some items that possibly were stolen. However, it was not determined if any of the items were stolen, Johnson said.

“There were several items that had the serial numbers scratched off,” Johnson said.

During a secondary search of the house, blasting caps and black powder were found hidden in an exhaust vent in a carport used as a shop. The explosives were wrapped in duct tape, and it was impossible to tell what they were until they were unwrapped.

“When we first saw it, we thought it might be more drugs, and then we saw the wires,” Johnson said. “As soon as we realized what it was, we secured the area and called the bomb squad.”

The Gadsden Police Department bomb squad responded and rendered the explosives safe.

It is not clear what the intended use of the explosives was. However, Williams is expected to be charged with possession of explosives.

He also faces charges for unlawful possession of a controlled substance for meth, a felony; and second-degree possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors.

The three others taken into custody also could face drug charges.



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