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Agents arrest 5 in Morgan Co. drug sweep

Teresa McDonald is 1 of 5 arrested by Morgan Co. drug agents this weekend. (Source: MCSO) Teresa McDonald is 1 of 5 arrested by Morgan Co. drug agents this weekend. (Source: MCSO)

The Morgan County Drug Task Force made a string of arrests over the weekend.

Deputies were called to Nanceford Road just outside the Hartselle city limits Saturday to answer a criminal mischief complaint. The suspect, Milford Steven Williams, had an active warrant and was placed under arrest. Deputies spoke to his wife, Teresa McDonald and determined there was a possible meth lab in the residence.

The drug task force was called and a search executed on the residence. Agents found two one-pot meth labs, finished methamphetamine, and materials used to make meth. McDonald was arrested along with her husband; she and Williams were charged with manufacturing and possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Later on Saturday, a vehicle was stopped on Highway 231 in Lacey's Spring for a traffic violation. During a consented search of the vehicle, deputies found cold medicine, syringes, a spoon, and morphine pills. Drug agents determined the car's occupants, Veronica Ragsdale and Shannon Blue, had purchased the cold medication to manufacture meth. The pair were charged with unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance. Additionally, Blue was charged with unlawful possession for the morphine, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Around midnight, Hartselle police stopped a suspicious person walking on Crestline Drive after complaints that the woman was yelling at cars. Officers discovered meth and prescription pills in her purse. Drug agents responded and arrested Sara Leeann Lavender for several counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

All five were taken to the Morgan County Jail and had bond set; however, Lavender was out on bond from a burglary case at the time of her arrest. She faces bond revocation.

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