Jasper Police Patrol Lt. Justin Tidwell said the Jasper Police Department received a call around 4 p.m. Wednesday about a suspicious odor coming from a mobile home in the area of Lot 59 in the Dogwood Acres Mobile Home Park on Arkadelphia Road. Three male subjects had been seen leaving the area on foot, but they were later apprehended, and transported to the Jasper City Jail on a variety of drug charges.
David Taylor Parker, 43, of Jasper, Glen Mullins, 48, of Cordova, and Joshua Carney, 28, of Cordova, have each been charged with first-degree manufacturing a controlled substance, trafficking of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
Parker will also face charges for unlawful possession of marijuana.
Jasper Police Patrol officers Nick Genton and Will Wickwire respond to the scene, along with Tidwell, Sgt. David Mize and Sgt. Jeremy Owens.
“Officers Genton and Wickwire were the first to arrive on the scene and they discovered an actual working meth lab inside the residence,” Tidwell said. “They immediately secured the area and called for backup.”
Tidwell said two one-pot meth labs were discovered inside the mobile home, and Jasper Fire and Rescue was called to the scene as a precautionary measure.
“The suspects were actually cooking off the labs at the time and several windows had to be broken out in an effort to ventilate the residence so the officers could go inside and collect the evidence,” Tidwell said. “Narcotics Agent Chuck Tidwell with the Walker County Sheriff’s Narcotics Division was also called to the scene to retrieve and dispose of the dangerous chemicals used to manufacture the illegal drug and found inside the residence.”