2 facing drug charges in Talladega County

Matthew Vincent Davis (left) and Patty Michelle Gurley were arrested on meth-related charges in unrelated cases in Talladega County. 

Submitted photos

TALLADEGA COUNTY -- The Talladega County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force has arrested an Odenville woman and an Anniston man in unrelated cases involving methamphetamine, according to Cmdr. Jason Murray.

Matthew Vincent Davis, 35, of Anniston, led Munford police and Talladega County sheriff’s deputies on a chase Tuesday evening, Murray said. Davis was eventually caught and allegedly had methamphetamine with him. In addition to possession of a controlled substance, he was also charged with resisting arrest, two counts of attempting to elude, one count of reckless endangerment and a parole violation.

Murray said bond was set at $5,000 on the drug charges and $2,000 total on the charges other than the parole violation.

It was not clear Friday what Davis might have been on parole for.

Patty Michelle Gurley, 38, of Odenville, was pulled over for a traffic violation Thursday evening by Talladega police, Murray said.

Gurley allegedly had more than 8 grams of methamphetamine with her at the time and was arrested on a charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, Murray said.

Her bond was set at $50,000 on the drug charges, Murray said.

She was also charged with operating a vehicle without insurance and given a $1,000 bond on that count, according to Talladega County Metro Jail records.

Unlawful possession of a controlled substance is a class D felony in Alabama, punishable upon conviction by one year and one day to five years in prison.

Possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute is a class B felony, punishable upon conviction by two to 20 years in prison.