Five people Sunday evening were arrested in Sylacauga by the Talladega County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.

According to Task Force Cmdr. Jason Murray, Christina Lynn Burdick-Jones, 28, of Pecan Road, Childersburg; James Riley Horton, 25, Olive Baker Horton, 56, and Crystal Michelle Sneed, 39, all of Morris Mobile Home Park; and Bradley 5609dfa675927_imageEdward Wells Jr., 26, of Bull Gap Road, Goodwater, were all charged with manufacture of a controlled substance in the second degree, felony possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Bond was set at $25,000 each by District Court Judge Jeb Fannin.

Burdick-Jones, Sneed and the Hortons were also charged with possession of a controlled substance. Burdick-Jones was also served with a harassment warrant by Sylacauga police at the time of her arrest.

Murray said the Hortons were mother and son.

Sylacauga police and task force agents got an anonymous tip there was an active meth cook going on at the trailer on Lot 19.

“They could actually smell it from outside,” he said. “They talked to Olive Horton and got consent to search, then they found the cook, a small quantity of finished product, paraphernalia for cooking and paraphernalia for smoking.”

Wells had just recently arrived ahead of the police and was not charged with possession, Murray said.

Manufacture of a controlled substance in the second degree is a class B felony in Alabama, punishable upon conviction by two to 20 years in prison. Possession of a controlled substance and felony paraphernalia are class C felonies, punishable upon conviction by one year and one day to 10 years in prison.

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