Dothan Meth Lab Bust

By: Ashley Edlund Email
By: Ashley Edlund Email

Police and fire personnel were called to Inntown Suites Sunday night for what they thought was a structure fire. But it turned out to be much more serious

A shake and bake operation was going on in room 321, and residents say they weren’t expecting it.

Resident Tim Brown said, “I didn't think much about it because a few months ago the fire alarm went off and it just kept going off and they said don't worry about it.”

Charges against the man responsible, Christopher Hutton are now pending.

He faces first degree unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance, first degree criminal mischief, and second degree arson.

But this isn’t his first brush with the law.

District Attorney Doug Valeska said, “He had 15 years for obstruction where he gave a false name and they arrested him and he had a gun and a needle and admitted he was doing meth.”

This time they want him off the streets for good.

Valeska said, "He was manufacturing making shaking meth and he could have killed other people.”

Authorities say Hutton was out on probation, but they plan to make it permanent, so he will no longer be a danger to others.

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