Wednesday, April 7, 2010 | 2:04 PM
A routine traffic stop that led to a high speed chase throughout much of Haleyville in the late hours of March 18 has resulted in two arrests. Haleyville police tried to stop a Toyota 4-Runner for failing to signal. The vehicle fled and eluded police until it was abandoned on a dead end road north of the Airport.
According to police, the vehicle contained a crystal methamphetamine laboratory. The vehicle was also displaying a license plate that belonged to a Ford truck in Walker County. The occupants fled on foot into the woods.
An investigation led police to obtain arrest warrants for two individuals, whom were arrested at their residence on Saturday, April 3.
Paul Edward Kelsey Jr., 38, of 4th Avenue in Haleyville, was arrested and charged with unlawful manufacture of controlled substance in the second degree (Ala. Code 13A-12-217), reckless driving (Ala. Code 32-5A-190) and failure to signal (Ala. Code 32-5A-133).
Lacey Richele Lawrence, 22, also of 4th Avenue in Haleyville, was arrested and charged with unlawful manufacture of controlled substance in the second degree (Ala. Code 13A-12-217).