12:59 PM
Amy Ann Hammers (mug shot SCSO)
A Stone County woman was busted after authorities allegedly found her cooking meth in the parking lot of the First Baptist Church in Ponce De Leon on Friday May 13th.

Authorities have been watching that location after receiving ongoing reports that people were using the site to manufacture methamphetamine.

According to a news release, Deputy Duane Keithley noticed Amy Ann Hammers, 32, of Ponce De Leon sitting in a suspicious vehicle and asked for permission to search the vehicle. 

Hammers was arrested after the search revealed methamphetamine precursors and a small bottle containing chemicals that were in the “reaction” stage of a “one pot” (AKA shake and bake) method in methamphetamine production inside the vehicle.

Agents with the COMET Drug Task Force were called in to assist in the cleanup of the methamphetamine chemicals and precursors.

Hammers has been charged with possession of a controlled substance and is being held in the Stone County jail on a $25,000 cash only bond.  She could face additional charges after authorities receive lab results on the contents inside the bottle.