Two Jan. 18 arrests in what authorities said was a Lee County methamphetamine lab led to a series of similar arrests over the past few days.
Jessica Brooke Flournoy, 18, and Kenneth Wayne Elliott Jr., 20, were arrested Jan. 18 by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, said Capt. Van Jackson. Their charges stem from accusations they made meth at a U.S. 29 North home in the Beulah community. Both face charges including trafficking a controlled substance and chemical endangerment of a child, one of whom was 11 days old at the time, Jackson said.
Several others were linked by authorities to the Jan. 18 arrests, and on Sunday four more suspects were arrested: Kenneth Wayne Elliott Sr., 43, of Opelika; April Kelli Newton, also known as Kelli Mann, 45, of Valley, Ala.; Jason Lamar White, 42, of Opelika; and Damon Gene Coggins, 21, of Lanett, Ala. All are charged with trafficking and unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance, Jackson said.
On Tuesday, four more arrests occurred. Lee County authorities were called about a suspected meth lab in the 2900 black of Lee Road 249 in Salem, Ala. Justin Seth Daughtry, 21; Kelly Lee Hunter, 41; John Eric Estes, 45; and Stephen Mark Estes, 44, all of Smiths Station, Ala. All are charged with unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance.
Anyone with information about these incidents can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-888-522-7847.