— MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (AP) — Colbert County authorizes say they cracked a methamphetamine manufacturing case when they found portions of some mail thrown out with leftovers from the meth lab.
The director of the Colbert County Drug Task Force, Curtis Burns, said a business in Muscle Shoals notified authorities last week that someone had put materials from a meth lab in its trash bin. The business found more meth lab leftovers in its trash on Wednesday. The second round of trash included the portions of phone and cable bills that led investigators to the address of 43-year-old Larry M. Mason of Tuscumbia.
Burns told the TimesDaily that (http://bit.ly/LNkzv9 ) Mason was charged Thursday with first-degree manufacturing methamphetamine and illegal possession of a controlled substance. Court records indicate he doesn't have an attorney yet.