Two Men Arrested Following Portable Meth Lab Bust in Rural Alma
The Marion County Sheriff’s Department has arrested two people on methamphetamine charges after allegedly finding a portable meth lab in a pickup truck early Thursday morning. The items were allegedly found after deputies were taking an inventory in preparation for the truck being towed from the 41-hundred block of Kinoka Road in rural Alma.
The driver, 27-year-old Terry Thomas of North Broadway in Salem, had initially been arrested for driving under the influence of drugs. After the meth related items were allegedly found in the truck, Thomas was charged with use of property for meth making and possession of meth precursors. The passenger, 22-year-old Marcus Hicks of Bilek Road in Alma, was arrested for alleged possession of meth precursors and participating in meth manufacturing.
Deputies had originally been called after receiving a report of someone beating on the door of a home on the Kinoka Road around midnight. The pickup had apparently run out of gas.
The State Police Meth Response Team was called to clean up the one ‘pot’ mobile meth lab that was contained in a 24 ounce soda bottle. Other items allegedly used in the manufacture of meth were also allegedly recovered.