Barry Martin, 58, of Gulf Shores, was charged with one count of second-degree theft of property and one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, according to police.
The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office recovered about 50 guns and narcotics believed to have come from the evidence room.
District Attorney Hallie Dixon earlier expressed concern that the thefts could affect the prosecution of up to 100 cases; this week, she put the number at 10 cases.
Four of the cases resulted in pleas or lesser charges, according to Dixon. Four others were no-billed by grand jurors and could not be prosecuted, and two more are expected to be no-billed.
Gulf Shores Police Sgt. Jason Woodruff was glad that the number was substantially lower than originally estimated. “But one is too many,” he said.
GULF SHORES, Alabama Sept 22 2011 — Police arrested four people after locating a meth lab in a tent in the Alabama Gulf State Park, officials said today.
Shawn McMullen was charged with manufacturing a controlled substance and trafficking in methamphetamine. (Baldwin County Corrections photo)
Gulf Shores patrol officers and narcotics investigators found the lab at the park campground at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sgt. Jason Woodruff said. Woodruff said the lab was in a tent pitched on one of the campground sites.
Woodruff said the lab was being used to manufacture methamphetamine at the time officers located the site.
Shawn Eugene McMullen, 37, of Robertsdale; Stephanie Lynn Harbison, 24, of Knoxville, Tenn.; and Joshua Eugene McMullen, 18, of Gulf Shores were each charged with first-degree unlawful manufacture of controlled substance and trafficking in methamphetamine, according to a Gulf Shores police statement.
The three were being held in the Baldwin County Corrections Center with their bail set at $1.02 million, according to jail records.
A 16-year-old girl was also arrested and charged with first-degree unlawful manufacture of controlled substance and trafficking in methamphetamine. The teen was not identified because of her age.
Woodruff said the case is under investigation by Gulf Shores police, but no other arrests are expected.