Three arrested for meth after traffic stop

Published 10:30 am Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Training paid off recently for local law enforcement officers–in an unexpected way.


Clanton Police Department Sgt. David Bone was returning from training in Pelham about 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday when he noticed a vehicle with a switched license plate (detectives were familiar with the vehicle from information obtained during a recent investigation, according to a press release).

Bone stopped the vehicle for the tag violation–with the help of Lt. Erick Smitherman, who also attended the training–on Chilton County Road 29 near the intersection with County Road 43, according to the release.

A Chilton County Sheriff’s Department K9 alerted officers, who searched the vehicle and found an active “shake and bake” methamphetamine lab along with other drug paraphernalia.


Chilton County Narcotics Investigators assisted with the disposal of the lab.

Brittany Clements, Tyler Moore and Rebecca Madison were arrested and charged with manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

No bond had been set as of Wednesday morning.

“Clanton PD is working hard to fight the meth epidemic in our area,” Capt. David A. Clackley said in the release. “If you have any information about drug activity in your area, please contact our narcotics detectives. You may call our secret witness line at 755-1416 or email us at”