Three charged in meth bust

Published 9:20 pm Monday, August 11, 2014

Three Dallas County residents were arrested Saturday on multiple drug charges after sheriff’s deputies received a tip about a meth lab in the north Valley Grande area. 

Phillip Bryant, 24, 5215 Dallas County Road 63, Selma; Heather Walker, 25, 1770 Dallas County Road 64, Plantersville; and Sheila Wood, 32, 59 Persimmon Tree Road, Selma, were all arrested on identical charges — manufacturing a controlled substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of precursor chemicals.

District attorney Michael Jackson said sheriff’s deputies and the Fourth Circuit Drug Task Force search a trailer on Big Pine Drive in Valley Grande after receiving consent.

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Inside of the trailer Jackson said law enforcement found chemicals, equipment and a unknown quantity of meth. At least one of the containers seized was still in liquid form, Jackson said. He said the exact amount of meth seized is unclear because evidence was sent off for testing. He said the amount would likely be less than 28 grams, which is the threshold for drug trafficking charges.

Walker and Bryant remained in jail Monday afternoon on a $31,000 total bond.

Wood was out of jail on a $31,000 bond Monday afternoon.

“Manufacturing of meth is a growing problem in Dallas County because it’s now easier to make it at home,” Jackson said. “You don’t have to have a big, fancy lab. We are going to continue to work with the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department and the Selma Police Department to get rid of this problem.”

At the time of his arrest, Bryant was out of jail on probation for a previous meth manufacturing charge, Jackson said.