Chamber County Sheriff’s deputies made a surprising discovery while serving an arrest warrant in Cusseta last week.
Sheriff Sid Lockhart reported that on December 30, deputies were in Cusseta attempting to serve an arrest warrant on a suspect wanted for probation violation. While in the area around the 11000 block of County Road 82, deputies observed a white male running from a residence. The individual, David Raymond Wheeler, 37, of Cusseta, was captured by deputies a short time later and arrested for probation violation and resisting arrest.
After the arrest, deputies noticed an odor at the residence they believed to be from methamphetamine production. The Chambers County Drug Task Force was called to assist in a search and they subsequently discovered a methamphetamine lab in the residence.
Wheeler was additionally charged with the manufacture of a controlled substance, trafficking methamphetamine, possession of manufacturing paraphernalia and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Also arrested on site were Kimberly Danielle Norgaurd, 40, of Valley, and Joseph Adam Sanders, 25, of Opelika. Both Norgaurd and Sanders were charged with the manufacture of a controlled substance, trafficking methamphetamine, possession of manufacture paraphernalia and possession of drug paraphernalia.
All three were transported to the Chambers County Jail.