Two arrested for meth

Published 9:04 pm Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Jemison Police Department arrested two people on Aug. 7 for manufacturing meth—and in a way that is becoming more common.

Investigator and narcotics agent Sgt. Jeff Manasco worked the case that resulted in the arrests of Donald Wood Collins, 37, and Tracey L. Briel, 37, both of Jemison.

Collins was charged with manufacturing meth, and Briel was charged with unlawful possession of prescription drugs.

The two apparently were making meth using the “Shake and Bake” method, which is a relatively new method in the area, Jemison Chief of Police Shane Fulmer said.

“Based on the intelligence we’re getting, it’s growing in popularity,” Fulmer said. “This is a very common method that is used today, and it only produces a very small amount of meth. However, this is a very dangerous drug not only to manufacture but to consume into your body—and also the risk of this getting out and into our streets.”