Four Busted After Agents Find Active Meth Lab

August 22, 2012

Four people, including a former Century resident, were arrested in Escambia County, Ala., after officers found an active meth lab in a mobile home.

Sandra Watson, 38; Josh McCormick, 26; Sena Daw, 22; and Karissa Carroll, 19 were all charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and manufacturing of a controlled substance. All listed a current address in Brewton. According to Escambia County, Fla., jail records, Daw is a former resident of Century.

Agents from the 21st Judicial Drug Task Force received a  tip that an individual was making multiple purchases of pseudoephedrine, a common ingredient  used in the meth making process. Agents responded to the residence on Highway 31 in Brewton where the they entered the home with a resident and discovered the components of a meth lab. The residence was  evacuated, and a search warrant was obtained for the home.

When the search warrant was executed, agents found what they believed to be an active meth lab with about $1,000 worth of crystal methamphetamine.

All four suspects remained in the Escambia County (Ala.) Detention Center Tuesday afternoon awaiting a bond hearing.

Pictured top and inset: An alleged meth lab discovered by the 21st Judicial Drug Task Force in Escambia County, Ala. Courtesy photos for, click to enlarge.


16 Responses to “Four Busted After Agents Find Active Meth Lab”

  1. Michael Ryan barber on October 12th, 2012 3:18 am

    Me and karissa went to school together she is one of my good friends and I hope she know that I care and hope that she is ok

  2. Tiffany on October 10th, 2012 10:50 am

    @ Henry thank you because one of those girls is my sister so you are right about them having a sibling

  3. Melinda on August 24th, 2012 11:58 pm

    Sandy is my best friend. I promise you,she never, ever, done anything like this before. She’s a decent, sweet, beautiful person, that got caught up in a world of a mess. I hope she realizes (I’m sure she does), what a mistake she’s made. As well as her daughter Karissa. Sandy, I’m praying for ya’ll. Call me when you get a chance & see this. Please everyone keep Sandy & her daughter Karissa, in ya’lls prayers. JESUS, KEEP SANDY & KARISSA SAFE & HELP THEM TO KNOW THEY HAVE PEOPLE THAT LOVE THEM & WILL HELP THEM AS MUCH AS WE CAN. I KNOW SHE’S NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE & LET HER KNOW IN HER HEART SHE’S FORGIVEN. SHE’S MADE A MISTAKE & HELP HER TO TURN FROM SUCH A MESS. SAVE HER & HER DAUGHTER, LORD. I LOVE YOU LORD & THANK YOU FOR ANSWERING MY PRAYERS. THANK YOU JESUS.

  4. shonda on August 22nd, 2012 11:19 pm

    that is messed up i know 3 of them and i didnt think ever in my life that Karissa Carroll would do that. I hope this will learn her a lessen.

  5. Roll Tide on August 22nd, 2012 1:17 pm

    Four more off the streets…hopefully, for a long time.

  6. deBugger on August 22nd, 2012 12:45 pm

    Where’s HazMat Mel when you need him?

    A True Professional, He Doesn’t Play.

  7. someone that is concern on August 22nd, 2012 9:49 am

    the one named sandra watson is sandie or sandra walston or carroll n karrissa carroll is her daughter ….very sad story ,,,

  8. Edward Livingston on August 22nd, 2012 9:23 am

    Addition in this country needs to be treated along with punishment of the crime. Until you have gone through withdrawal of any kind you have no idea what your talking about. Meth is a horrible drug that is harming many people. but jail time without counseling is worthless.

  9. Marsha on August 22nd, 2012 8:46 am

    There is no better form of drug rehab than prison – excellent for detoxing your body! Good job to the Sheriff’s Department for getting more meth heads/manufacturers off the street! The comments on this article mark the first time I’ve ever heard the words “meth” and “non-violent” used together. Meth is a disease in our society that must be eradicated! I’m all for stiff penalties for people who manufacture and/or distribute. I agree that they are sick, but everyone knows the consequences!

  10. 32514gator on August 22nd, 2012 8:20 am

    You can’t fix stupid!!!!

  11. Bronwynn Hollywood on August 22nd, 2012 8:00 am

    Henry Coe, “non-violent offence”? Do you know what happens when a meth lab blows up? They were putting more than their own lives at risk. I do, however, hope they get the help they need.

  12. 429SCJ on August 22nd, 2012 6:35 am

    For those of you that saw the name Sandra Watson and gasped, please note the age and photograph, this is a different Sandra Watson, of no relation to our Sandra, who goes by her husbands name.

  13. tnt in florida on August 22nd, 2012 6:24 am

    wow , nic pictures ..seen they r mad , but u cant fix stupid ..sandra walston was rised in century, lost her mind in jay when she meet josh , but she and all them r growned so they knew they were doing wrong ,,

  14. Henry Coe on August 22nd, 2012 6:15 am


    No, really they don’t look good in orange. No one looks good in orange for a non-violent drug offense. They just look sick, which they are. If they don’t get help, they will just be wasting our tax dollars only to get released and end up going back to using Meth.

    The more desperate they get as Meth users and repeat offenders over time, will likely increase the risk of them becoming violent depending on how desperate they get, but hopefully they haven’t been using very long and hopefully they will realize this is a big wake up call to not miss out on the rest of their lives, but they need help in order to get off this path of destruction & death that they are on. Just sayin’.

    While they look like criminals now, they are also someone’s kid or sibling or parent. Jail might help them with getting clean, but jail by definition won’t keep them clean.

  15. Henry Coe on August 22nd, 2012 6:05 am

    Good job.

    It would be great if y’all could show pictures of what these folks looked like before they started using this horrible drug.
    I’ve seen programs on what Meth does to people over time and each individual looks like they are alive and decomposing at the same time. People need to see the before and after pictures. Hopefully that will detour someone from ever trying that drug and destroy their life while leaving a trail of damage for the lives of others.

  16. hmmm on August 22nd, 2012 2:01 am

    They sure don’t look too happy, but orange looks pretty good on them.

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