Man arrested for making meth in Forestdale

Man arrested for making meth in Forestdale

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Robert Allen Horton. Source: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Robert Allen Horton. Source: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
FORESTDALE, AL (WBRC) -

Jefferson County authorities arrested a man for making meth at a home in Forestdale Sunday night. An anonymous tip led deputies to the 1100 block of Heflin Avenue West around 7 p.m.

Deputies found Robert Allen Horton, 39, in the driveway of the home. He had used filters and methamphetamine inside his pocket, Chief Deputy Randy Christian said.

The property owner granted the deputies permission to search the home for an active meth lab. Christian said when they opened up a shed attached to the garage, white smoke and a "strong chemical odor" came out of the shed. Deputies then evacuated the area and set up a perimeter until narcotics investigators could secure the scene and process the lab.

Horton has been charged with unlawful manufacture of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. He is in custody of the Jefferson County Jail on a bond of $65,000.

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