Arrest warrant leads to active meth lab, more arrests | Crime
On Wednesday night, November 9, DeKalb County Sheriff’s deputies and DeKalb Drug Task Force Agents joined Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson County Drug Task Force, and Section Police Department Officers at a location on County Road 47 in the Fyffe area to execute an arrest warrant on Benjamin Carter Mays, 36, of Fyffe.
The warrant was issued from Jackson County on escape charges. In the course of trying to locate Mays at the residence, officers found an active meth lab, a small amount of meth, and a gun.
There were two others at the residence, Jimmy Doyle Culpepper, 52, and Deanna Carol Fraley, 40, who, along with Mays, were arrested and charged with unlawful manufacturing of controlled substance 1st degree, unlawful possession of controlled substance, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Mays was additionally charged with the outstanding warrant and FTA on an obstruction of justice charge.
The individuals were transported to the DeKalb County Detention Center, where they remain at this time. Culpepper and Fraley each have a $40,500 bond, while Mays has not yet received a bond on all charges.