The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Local News

November 13, 2013

Trailer catches fire; man faces drug charges


A Limestone County man was arrested on meth-related drug charges Tuesday after a deputy noticed a house trailer on fire.

According to a news release from the sheriff’s office, Deputy Nick Daniel was on routine patrol when he noticed the fire at 26827 Clem Road. When he pulled into the driveway, Daniel saw Randall Swafford Jr. pulling his mother, Debra Palvik, out of the residence.

Daniel went to help Swafford and, according to the news release, as he approached the residence he could smell the odor of a meth lab. 

A search revealed a meth lab in the room where the fire started and chemicals used in making meth.


Swafford was charged with unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia

Text Only
Local News


Which foreign crisis is the biggest threat to the security of the United States?

None of the above
     View Results
AP Video
Two Women Narrowly Avoid Being Hit by Train In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast New Sanctions on Key Sectors of Russian Economy Crayola Announces Family Attraction in Orlando US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating
Twitter Updates
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

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

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