Traffic Stop Leads to Methamphetamine Bust

By: News Release
By: News Release

Six people face multiple drug related charges following a May 30 incident.

According to a press release from the Ashford Police Department, a traffic stop in the 9600 Block of US Highway 84 in Ashford caused the officers to develop a reasonable suspicion that there was narcotics along with the six occupants.

Upon further investigation, a clandestine lab used for the unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine was discovered. Also recovered, were several grams of finished methamphetamine along with several bottles containing methamphetamine oil.

Each person was arrested and charged with one count each of unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance and one count each of trafficking in “illegal drugs”. Both charges are considered class 'A' felonies.

The six people arrested were; Katrina Rena Enfinger, 43, of Pansey, AL, Tonya Michele Kirkland, 32, of Ashford, AL, Ronald Kirkland, 34, of Dothan, AL, Kevin Crawford,37, of Bonifay, FL, William Herndon, 32, of Pansey, AL and Rusty Mertes, 22, of Bonifay, FL.

All six subjects were taken to the Houston County jail where they will be held pending a $175,000 bond each.

The Ashford Police Department was assisted in this case by the Dothan City Police Department and the Houston County Sheriff’s Office.

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