BY KEN LITTLE
A man and woman from Limestone were charged Monday afternoon with promotion of methamphetamine manufacture and other offenses following a traffic stop on U.S. 11E, Washington County Sheriff Ed Graybeal said in a news release.
Thomas Charles Angel, 33, of 4065 Clear Springs Road, was also charged with driving on a revoked license and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Ginger Kay Shelton, age 35, 456 Patton Lane, was additionally charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
The pair were in a car that was pulled over by sheriff's Criminal Interdiction Unit investigators, who saw Angel driving without a seat belt, Graybeal said. A records check showed Angel's driver license was revoked.
"A K-9 sniff of the exterior of the vehicle resulted in an alert and a search of the vehicle led to the discovery of a backpack which contained several items which are used in the manufacture of methamphetamine," Graybeal said.
Investigators recovered drain cleaner, coffee filters, salt, rubber tubing, latex gloves, containers and other items used in the manufacture of meth, Graybeal said.
Bond for Angel was set at $12,000. Bond for Shelton was set at $10,000.
Both were arraigned Tuesday in Washington County General Sessions Court. Both remained in custody this morning.