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Two charged with trafficking meth

April 24, 2014

Two men have been jailed after Calera Police arrested them for suspicion of trafficking in methamphetamine.


Christopher Dale Welborn, 32, and Ricky Glen Luttrell, 55, were charged with trafficking in illegal drugs.


According to a probable-cause affidavit by Calera Assistant Police Chief T.J. White, officers were preparing Monday to search a residence in the 300 block of West McKennon Street when Luttrell and another man later identified as Welborn were seen getting into a truck and driving away.


The affidavit states White found the pickup at the Calera Dollar General Store and later pulled it over when the driver failed to come to a complete stop at a stop sign.


The affidavit states that Welborn was driving and said that he was having problems with the brakes. Patrolman Zach McIntyre brought his K-9 to the scene and the dog alerted to the presence of drugs.


Police then searched the vehicle, and according to the affidavit, two baggies containing a crystal-like substance were found inside a camera case. Inside a sunglasses case, police found two baggies of a substance that tested positive for methamphetamine.


Police weighed the two largest baggies that had a total weight of approximately 40 grams, according to the affidavit. The Welborn and Luttrell also were also charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.


During the traffic stop, other officers searched Luttrell’s home in the 300 block of West McKennon Street, the affidavit states, and seized more methamphetamine. Tina Elizabeth Snider, 44, was arrested at the home and later charged with possession of methamphetamine within 2,000 feet of a school and misdemeanor marijuana possession.