A Coffee County couple faces multiple felony drug charges, including drug trafficking after authorities seized several ounces of meth from them.
Coffee County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy R.W. Whitworth said investigators arrested John Kelsey Roberts, 24, of Jack, and Kristie Gerry, 26, of Andalusia, earlier this week and charged both of them with felony trafficking meth and felony first-degree manufacturing meth. He said investigators also charged Gerry with tampering with evidence.
Whitworth said the couple, who he described as boyfriend and girlfriend, was arrested after investigators with the sheriff’s office along with agents with the state Alcohol Beverage Control Board (ABC) served a search warrant at a home on Alabama Highway 125 in north Coffee County.
According to a sheriff’s statement, investigators found a “shake and bake meth lab” and meth oil in the home. Whitworth said several ounces of meth were seized as part of the investigation.
“Most of it they were in the process of cooking,” Whitworth said.
Whitworth said investigators charged Gerry with tampering evidence after she allegedly swallowed some pills at the time of her arrest.
Both Roberts and Gerry were taken to the Coffee County Jail. If convicted , both suspects face 10 to 99 years or life in prison for each the class A felony crimes of drug trafficking and drug manufacturing.