Jefferson County deputies arrested four men in a meth lab bust in the Center Point area on Saturday.
Deputies originally went to the home where they found the meth lab to search for a suspect in a burglary reported on Sept. 23, Chief Deputy Randy Christian said in a release. The victim of the burglary tipped off deputies that someone had seen one of the burglary suspects trying to pawn the jewelry stolen on Sept. 23. The pawn shop owner refused to accept the jewelry and the suspect reportedly left the shop.
Deputies learned that the suspect was at home at a residence in the 2500 block of 2nd Place Northwest in the Center Point area. Officers went to the home around 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 and found the suspect, three other men and drug-related items used to make methamphetamine inside the home. Deputies also found some of the stolen items taken during the burglary.
Narcotics officers processed, identified and disposed of the hazardous chemicals and other materials found inside.
Deputies arrested the following suspects:
-Casey Duke Buse, 22, of Huffman, on a charge of unlawful manufacture of a controlled substance with a $100,000 bond, third degree burglary with a $5,000 bond and second degree receiving stolen property with a $5,000 bond.
-Jonathan Stewart Elder, 25, of Birmingham, on a charge unlawful manufacture of a controlled substance with a $100,000 bond
-William Dakota Scott Buse, 22, of Birmingham, on a charge unlawful manufacture of a controlled substance with a $100,000 bond
-Kevin Lee Ruelle, 21 of Center Point, on a charge unlawful manufacture of a controlled substance with a $100,000 bond
All four suspects are still being held in the Jefferson County Jail.
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