The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Local News

August 29, 2013

Narcotics officers find meth lab, arrest 2

— A traffic stop near Cedar Hill Elementary School after school hours Wednesday led to the arrest of two Athens residents on drug charges, Limestone County Sheriff’s Lt. Jay Stinnett said Thursday.

Narcotics investigators Justin Flanagan and Lt. Josh McLaughlin stopped a vehicle containing two people near the school about 6:06 p.m., and obtained consent to search, Stinnett said.

“In the trunk, they found an active meth lab, a small amount of meth, syringes and other paraphernalia,” he said.

The investigators arrested Laura Renee Clemons, 29, of 24647 Mooresville Road, and Christopher Lee Smith, 36, of 22036 Compton Road, each on charges of first-degree manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, records show.

Clemons and Smith remained in the Limestone County Jail Thursday, with bail set at $56,000 each, Stinnett said.

1
Text Only
Local News
Photos


Poll

Do you believe America will ever make another manned flight to the moon or another planet?

Yes
No
     View Results
Facebook
AP Video
Diplomatic Push Intensifies to End War in Gaza Obama Offers Condolences at Dutch Embassy Cat Fans Lap Up Feline Film Festival Raw: Lawmakers Scuffle in Ukraine's Parliament The Rock Finds His Inner 'Hercules' Michigan Plant's Goal: Flower and Die Raw: MH17 Passenger Remains in Kharkiv, Ukraine Raw: Israel Hits Gaza Targets, Destroys Mosques ShowBiz Minute: Hoffman, Oberst, Box Office WWII Vet Gets Medals, 70 Years Late Raw: Israel Bombs Multiple Targets in Gaza Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment Raw: Cargo Craft Undocks From Space Station Widow: Jury Sent Big Tobacco a $23B Message New Orleans Plans to Recycle Cigarette Butts UN Security Council Calls for MH 17 Crash Probe Obama Bestows Medal of Honor on NH Veteran Texas Sending National Guard Troops to Border Hopkins to Pay $190M After Pelvic Exams Taped Foxx Cites Washington 'Circus Mirror'
Twitter Updates
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Stocks
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Business Marquee