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Deputies investigating possible rolling meth lab at convenience store parking lot in Adamsville (Update)

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Garry Scott Denny, 48, of Empire, was arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop in Adamsville, Ala., Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Garry Scott Denny, 48, of Empire, was arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop in Adamsville, Ala., Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

ADAMSVILLE, Ala. -- Deputies are currently investigating a possible rolling meth lab at a convenience store parking lot in Adamsville, Chief Deputy Randy Christian said.

According to Christian, a deputy on patrol encountered a person inside a vehicle at the store on Highway 78 near Hedgewood Drive and became suspicious of the car being used as a place to make meth.

A sheriff's office narcotics team was called to the scene, where they have put on protective gear to investigate the vehicle further. It is unknown at this time if an arrest has been made.

ABC 33/40 will continue to follow this story and provide updates as more information is made available.

Update:

An Empire man was arrested on drug charges after Jefferson County sheriff's deputies found him in possession of meth and "components" used in the cooking of meth at a convenience store in Adamsville Tuesday morning.

Garry Scott Denny, 48, is charged with Unlawful Manufacture of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

According to the sheriff's office, Denny was pulled over by a deputy for a traffic violation just before 11 a.m. in Adamsville. After giving the deputy his driver's license information, Denny was found to have an outstanding warrant and was taken into custody. During his arrest, he was found in possession of prescription pills that were wrapped in plastic.

Upon a further investigation at the scene, authorities suspected the man was using his vehicle as a rolling meth lab and a narcotics team was called to the location, where they put on protective gear to search the car. Deputies later found three plastic bottles containing remnants of a previous meth cook operations and other items use to manufacture the drug.

Denny is currently being held in the Jefferson County Jail on bonds totaling $76,000. Upon his release, he will be turned over to Adamsville police for his outstanding warrant.

 

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