Drug Task Force nabs two meth lab suspects
By By ROBERT BLANKENSHIP – Managing Editor
Agents with the 21st Judicial Drug Task Force arrested two suspects Tuesday after allegedly discovering ingredients and other evidence related to the manufacturing of crystal methamphetamine.
Jody Wayne Pearson, 36, male, and Diana Lynn Wiggins, 33, female, both of 5110 Sandy Hollow Rd., Century, were charged with manufacturing of a controlled substance, possession of anhydrous ammonia and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The suspects were arrested when task force agents, along with Escambia County deputies and Atmore police officers, executed a search warrant at Wiggins Trailer Park where the two had a residence.
Agents said this is the second search warrant executed at the residence within a six month period. They claim similar evidence was found in the earlier search.
Both suspects were allegedly out on bond for charges of manufacturing crystal meth. Due to the new charges, the bond was revoked for both suspects by the Circuit Court.
The 21st Judicial Drug Task Force is comprised of the following law enforcement agencies: Escambia County Sheriff's Office, Atmore Police Department, East Brewton Police Department, Brewton Police Department, Flomaton Police Department, Escambia County District Attorney's Office and the Escambia County Commission.
The task force receives 75 percent of its funding from a grant funded by the Bureau of Justice Affairs Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. The remainder of the funding is provided by the ECSO, APD, BPD, and the district attorney's office.