Three people arrested in Macon meth lab bust

lfabian@macon.comMarch 26, 2013 

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story misstated the age of Walter Arcelius Vinson Jr. He is 21. Below is a corrected version of the story.

Macon police officers serving a warrant discovered a suspected methamphetamine lab Monday evening on Shadow Moss Drive off Stinsonville Road.

On the property, investigators discovered 27 “one pot cooks” and other items believed to be used in making the drug, but it was initially unclear whether they were active, said Sgt. Melanie Hofmann, Macon police spokeswoman.

Three people were arrested on the street Monday, Bibb County jail records show.

Brian Alan Gosnell, 39, of 637 Shadow Moss Drive, is charged with manufacturing Schedule 2 drugs, two counts of possession Schedule 2 drugs and a probation violation.

Gosnell has been arrested 28 other times, police said.

Holly Marsa Westmoreland, 38, of the same address, was arrested for the first time and charged with manufacturing Schedule 2 drugs.

Walter Arcelius Vinson Jr., 21, of 632 Shadow Moss Drive, was charged with being present in a dive where drugs are kept, used or sold.

Vinson had been arrested five times before, police said.

Officers seized a digital scale, a glass lid with methamphetamine on it, a laptop computer, a ledger book and a small plastic container with meth residue, according to a Macon police news release.

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