The investigation into a Pleasant Grove pharmacy burglary led to the seizure of more than 2 pounds of crystal methamphetamine and landed three people in jail.
On Thursday, Oct. 26, police say a man broke into Mills Pharmacy, taking prescription and controlled drugs.
Police Chief Danny Reid said the investigation led to the arrest of 29-year-old David Jerome Evans on a burglary charge.
Subsequent search warrants found Evans and 32-year-old Dallas Montra Guest, to be in possession of 2.2 pounds of crystal meth and more than $13,000 in cash.
Investigators also seized six guns. One of them had a “Glock switch” and another was a short-barreled rifle that had been converted to fully automatic.
A large quantity of controlled drugs from across the state also wa confiscated.
Reid said the vehicle used during the pharmacy break-in had been stolen and the VIN numbers switched.
Evans and Guest were taken into custody Tuesday.
Both were booked into the Jefferson County Jail Thursday where they are being held without bond.
Evans is charged with drug trafficking, third-degree burglary, second-degree theft of property and first-degree receiving stolen property.
Guest is charged with drug trafficking and unlawful possession of marijuana.
Moesha Robnesha Miller, 26, who was with Evans and Guest at the time of their arrest, was also charged with unlawful possession of controlled substances.
All three suspects live in the Birmingham area, Reid said.
“These persons have been victimizing pharmacies all across Alabama for some time,’’ Reid said. “They have been introducing wildly dangerous drugs (meth) and highly addicting controlled substances to the public. They are heavily armed and dangerous.”
“Their biggest mistake?” he said. “Coming to Pleasant Grove.”