Ten people were arrested last Wednesday after the Blount County Sheriff’s Department received an anonymous tip about a meth lab on Panther Trail in Brooksville, according to Investigator Jason Paul.
Tracy Hudson and Christopher King of Blountsville, Mark Nix of Cullman, Jannea Campbell and Kenneth Reeves of Altoona, Clifford Cunningham of Guntersville, Darrell Hancock of Boaz, and Benjamin McClendon of Blount County are charged with manufacturing and all are being held in the Blount County Jail on a $250,000 bond with the exception of McClendon who is being held on a $500,000 bond because of previous criminal history. Shearl Alldredge of Arab and Shanna Wimbs of Holly Pond are charged with possession of marijuana.
Eight of the individuals were present when officers arrived on the scene. Four remained in the living area, but the other four ran out the back door and were apprehended within minutes. During the time the officers were there, Alldredge and Wimbs arrived on the scene and were found with marijuana.
When officers surveyed the residence they found meth and ingredients to make meth. On the dresser, officers found six jars with black widow spiders in them. As to why the individuals had spiders in captivity is not clear, but the officers assume they were being kept as pets.