VANCLEAVE, Miss. (WALA) - Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd said a man suspected of cooking meth is now behind bars.
He's connected to a recent meth bust involving a Moss Point, Mississippi firefighter.
Christopher "CC" Brown turned himself in to the Jackson County Sheriff's office last night.
He's suspected of cooking meth at a home on Plantation Road, in Vancleave, Mississippi.
Authorities said Jackson County's Narcotics Task Force went to the home this past Saturday looking to arrest Brown.
The Sheriff's Office said Brown fled the scene, but detectives found an active meth operation inside the home.
"You had some Lithium batteries, you had some starter fluids, you had things of that nature," Byrd said.
He said they also found Sudafed at the home.
Sheriff Byrd said the drug in Sudafed is one of the main ingredients used to make methamphetamine.
In Mississippi, Sudafed and similar drugs are only available with a prescription, according to Sheriff Byrd.
"We have a lot of people going from Mississippi into Alabama purchasing Sudafed and coming back into Mississippi with it," Byrd said.
Detectives said they arrested Jamie Potts and Ira Timmy "Timbo" Moore, who were both at the home.
Moore told detectives he's a Moss Point firefighter.
"It's disappointing because anytime you have someone that is a public servant, whether it be a fireman or a policeman, it's very, very disheartening. Because you know, people in the community, they place their trust in you because you're there to protect them," Byrd said.
Moss Point fire officials did not respond to our request for an interview.
Wednesday a woman who identified herself as Moore's mother said her son had been letting Brown, a cousin, stay at his home.
She said Moore was at work when Brown busted in to cook the meth.
Sheriff Byrd said otherwise.
"This was brought on by him, and it's just something he's going to have to face," Byrd said.
All three suspects face manufacturing of controlled substances, possession of precursor chemicals, and generation of hazardous waste charges.
"This is a chemical, a drug that is very addictive, and it's very dangerous. We've had people get killed from labs blowing up," Byrd said.
According to authorities, Brown was out on bond and faced other possession and manufacturing charges when he was picked up.
Moore has since been released.
All three suspects can each face up to 30 years in prison if found guilty.
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