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Nearly $27,000 Meth Lab Bust in Covington Co.
An Investigation into out of state burglary charges lead authorities in Covington County to make a major meth lab bust.
Andalusia authorities say this is the fifth meth lab they have busted in a span of four days. They say it started with a call from authorities in Georgia trying to find a suspect wanted for burglary, which led them to a meth bust worth tens of thousands of dollars.
Andalusia's Drug Task Force confiscated nearly $27,000 worth of crystal meth and ice out of a suspected meth lab on Army Surplus Road in Covington County, "We came to the house and he locked the doors on us. We had to forcibly enter the house. We went in there and took him into custody. After we went in, I noticed some items used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine," says Drug Task Force Agent, Greg Jackson.
Joshua Feagin and Alicia Hall are now in custody on numerous charges including manufacturing, trafficking, and felony drug paraphernalia. Jackson says this is a rare lab to find because it's one of the older methods of cooking meth, "we found 265 grams of meth in the house. We've got a red phopsporus lab which is very rare for us lately."
Andalusia authorities also say both suspects were arrested about three months ago at a traffic stop for drug related charges. Now, both Feagin and Hall could face several more charges as the investigation continues.
Law enforcement officers also tell us some of the items stolen from Georgia were found inside the home.