James Timothy Hyde Jr., 39, was arrested Sunday at 137 Highland Street East and charged with unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
Hyde is being held in the Walker County Jail on a $511,000 cash bond.
An anonymous tip led officers Aaron Moseley and Terry Coley to Hyde, who had a warrant for his arrest at the Walker County Sheriff’s Office.
After noticing remnants of an old meth lab, they obtained consent to search the residence and found an active lab and another inactive one on the property.
Smith said the meth lab was the second one that his department has uncovered during his nine months as chief.
“We have had some residents near the police department complaining about strange smells recently. I strongly suspect this is it considering how close it was to us,” Smith said.