Joppa, AL — Saturday night, authorities visited a home around 7PM to investigate a man on top of the roof. When they arrived, several individuals reportedly ran from the residence. As most cops will tell you, this is never a good sign…
Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin said that deputies in a foot chase with those who scattered soon apprehended Melisa Brown Sullivan, 45, who had been running with an active red phosphorus meth lab inside her backpack – along with a handgun.
“The red phosphorus method is highly volatile and can kill people if it explodes,” Sheriff Franklin said.
While those fleeing were being apprehended, the Morgan County Drug Task Force agents inspected the home along with Morgan County Sheriff’s police. Inside they found: components of a meth lab; marijuana plants; Sullivan’s daughter, Anna Sullivan, 21; Sullivan’s 5-week-old grandchild; …and a 40lb. military-grade explosive device.
“The bomb technician on the scene said the bomb could have leveled the house and killed anyone within 300 feet of it,” Franklin said. “We’re investigating how a bomb like that got there.”Continue Reading