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4 arrested during large meth bust in Priceville

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The bust happened off East Cave Road less than 2000 feet from Priceville Elementary. The bust happened off East Cave Road less than 2000 feet from Priceville Elementary.
PRICEVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Authorities take down more than half a dozen meth labs at a Priceville house.

The bust happened off East Cave Road less than 2000 feet from Priceville Elementary.

Four people are in custody; one of them has served time in prison for a drug related offense before and authorities said he could be heading back quickly.

They walked out stone faced and screaming, but one by one Clint and David Ogles, Sandra Bates, and Tiffany Massimini were showered off by firefighters before heading to jail.

Inside the Priceville home, authorities said they found eight one-pot meth labs.

"Never would have thought it in a million years," said Jerry Miller, the Ogles brothers' family friend.

Miller came to check on the Ogles brother's grandmother because she is in poor health. She was also letting the two brothers live at the house.

Authorities confirmed Clint Ogles was released from prison last summer after serving seven years of a 20-year sentence on a drug charge.

"He told me he wouldn't ever take another chance at that. I said, 'Well, you know how much time you've wasted of your life; don't get back into it,'" Miller said.

Bates, Clint Ogles, and David Ogles were charged with first degree manufacturing, possession of a controlled substance, and felony drug paraphernalia. Massimini was charged with first degree manufacturing and felony drug paraphernalia.

All four were booked in the Morgan County Jail; Bates, Clint and David on a $250,000 bond and Massimini on a $225,000 bond.

The house sits around a quarter of a mile from Priceville Elementary, but authorities said that will not impact the charges.

Someone convicted of dealing drugs that close to a school faces additional time in prison, but there is no extra sentencing for someone convicted of manufacturing drugs that close to a school in Alabama.

Franklin wants that changed.

"When you have manufacturing of methamphetamine going on, you've got an awful lot of folks that are in that business now that are dangerous. They are paranoid. They are using drugs, most likely addicts," she said. "So that is something that doesn't need to be around our school children."

Franklin said she will work with local legislators to get a bill introduced during the next legislative session that would add prison time for manufacturing drugs within 2,000 feet of a school or day care center.

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