Deputies find meth lab while serving warrants in west Jefferson County

Courtney Allen Norwood

Two people have been arrested in west Jefferson County after deputies discovered an active meth lab at a home where they were attempting to serve an arrest warrant.

On Thursday, Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputies were asked to assist the Dora Police Department in locating a suspect, Courtney Allen Norwood, wanted for assaulting an officer and receiving stolen property. Dora Police obtained information that Norwood was at a residence at the 4700 block of Watkins Road.

Upon entering the home, deputies found Norwood in a bedroom where he was apprehended after he briefly attempted to elude capture. Also in the room was a female, Jennifer Leigh Phillips, who was found in possession of Roxycodone in a syringe.

During a complete search of the residence, authorities discovered an active meth lab located in another bedroom and methamphetamine in a bathroom.

Norwood, 33, was taken to the Dora City Jail on charges of Unlawful Manufacture of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and resisting arrest. He has since been transferred to the Walker County Jail and is being held on bonds totaling $140,000. Upon his release there, Norwood will be transferred to Jefferson County Jail.

Phillips, 26, was taken to Jefferson County Jail on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Her bonds total $21,000.