Sylacaugans arrested on drug charges
by Chris Norwood
Three Sylacauga residents have been arrested for manufacture of a controlled substance in the second degree and felony possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Talladega County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force Commander Jason Murray.

Terrance Abston, 31, had his initial appearance before Talladega County District Judge Jeb Fannin, who set bond at $100,000. Laura Beth Graves, 32, and Patrick Wells, 31, had their bonds set at $50,000 each, Murray said.

Sylacauga police pulled over a Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Abston during a routine traffic stop on Old Birmingham Highway Thursday evening. Upon discovering precursor chemicals used to manufacture methamphetamine, the task force was contacted and all three people in the vehicle were arrested.

Unlawful manufacture of a controlled substance in the second degree is a Class B felony in Alabama, punishable upon conviction by two to 20 years in prison. Felony possession of drug paraphernalia is a Class C felony, punishable upon conviction by one year and one day to 10 years in prison.

— Chris Norwood
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