The Talladega County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force arrested three Talladega residents for possession of precursor chemicals, among numerous other charges.

According to Task Force Commander Jason Murray, Charles Anthony Moseman, 35, of Mary Street, was charged with possession of precursor chemicals; possession of hydrocodone, methamphetamine and Clonazapam and carrying a pistol without a permit. His bond was set at $250,000.

Ashley Renee Cheeks Medders, 28, of Ashland Highway, was charged with all of the same charges as Moseman except for the pistol charge. Bond was set at $20,000, but there was a hold placed on her because she was on probation.

Destinee Deann Deskins, 23, also of Ashland Highway, was charged with possession of precursor chemicals and given a bond of $20,000.

Murray said the chain of events leading up to the arrests began with a traffic stop of a vehicle that Moseman was driving. A passenger in Moseman’s vehicle had several outstanding warrants issued by the city of Talladega, and was arrested on those.

Moseman was driving with a revoked license and had a pistol under the seat of his car that he did not have a permit for. When he was arrested, officers found two boxes of cold medicine in his pockets.

Moseman’s arrest led officers to the former McCaig Motel, where Medders and Deskins were arrested. The various drugs mentioned above were recovered from the room.

Murray said further charges, particularly against Moseman, are likely forthcoming.

Possession of a controlled substance and possession of precursor chemicals used to manufacture methamphetamine are both class C felonies in Alabama, punishable upon conviction by one year and one day to 10 years in prison. 

Carrying a pistol without a permit is a misdemeanor.