Police bust meth lab in upscale Marshall Co. home

Published: Jan. 24, 2015 at 1:28 AM CST|Updated: Feb. 21, 2015 at 1:28 AM CST
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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - A meth bust at an upscale home in Marshall County lands one person in jail. Just blocks away from the Albertville Country Club on Wildhaven Drive.

James Vincent Dobbins, 48, of Albertville now facing charges of unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and two counts of reckless endangerment.

Upon arrival shortly after noon on Monday, police questioned Dobbins and discovered the remnants of five one pot meth labs. There were also two juveniles who lived in the home but police later determined the juveniles had nothing to do with the meth labs.

That prompted the reckless endangerment charges against Dobbins.

One neighbor said she never expected this in such a nice area.

Police admit it is uncommon to find meth labs in upscale neighborhoods but it's also not impossible.

"You can find one anywhere at anytime." said Asst. Chief Jamie Smith with the Albertville Police Department. "I guess there's no rhyme or reason, knows no boundaries. They are liable to show up at any neighborhood, any vehicle, even found them on the side of the road

Dobbins is being held in the Marshall County Jail on an $80,000 bond.

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