The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

November 1, 2012

Deputy makes meth arrests

By Jean Cole
jean@athensnews-courier.com

— Two Limestone County residents stand accused of manufacturing methamphetamine at a home on Alabama 251.

Limestone County Sheriff’s Deputy Josh McLaughlin recently received a number of complaints about a possible meth lab at 25815 Alabama 251, Toney, Sheriff Mike Blakely said Thursday.

McLaughlin went to the residence about 1 p.m. Wednesday, obtained consent to search and found evidence of a meth lab at the home of James Donnie Young, 42.

Also present at the home was Jeri Deanne Ballard, 38, of 1413 Macedonia Road, Ardmore.

Young was arrested on charges of first-degree manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

Ballard was arrested on charges of first-degree manufacturing a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance.