Meth valued at more than $15,000, an assault rifle, several other guns and more than $14,000 in cash were recovered at the scene of a drug bust in Carroll County on August 2.
According to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, two Alabama men were arrested after in the August 2 drug bust in Fancy Gap. Carroll County Sheriff J. B. Gardner reported that members of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office tactical team and the Twin County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at Country View Inn after their investigation indicated there were armed men inside one of the hotel rooms selling methamphetamines.
“Deputies announced themselves and made entry into the room, where they encountered one of the men holding a handgun. A distractionary device was deployed and the man dropped the weapon and ran into the room next door through a connecting door. A second man attempted to run from the area and both men were taken into custody,” Gardner said in a press release. “Deputies recovered more than 150 grams of methamphetamines, valued at more than $15,000, two handguns, an AR-15 rifle, a short barrel shotgun, digital scales and more than $14,000 in cash.”
Gardner said arrested at the scene were Jakeithian Rasha Menefee, 24, of Phenix, Alabama, and Christopher Lamont Mathews, 33, of Phenix, Alabama. Menefee was charged with possession with intent to distribute more than 100 grams of methamphetamines as well as possession of a firearm while in possession of a Scheduled II drug. Menefee is being held in the New River Valley Regional Jail without bond.
Gardner said Mathews was also arrested at the scene and charged with possession with intent to distribute more than 100 grams of methamphetamines, possession of a weapon while in possession of a Schedule II drug and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. Mathews is also being held in the New River Valley Regional Jail without bond.