8 family members charged in theft, meth manufacturing case - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

8 family members charged in theft, meth manufacturing case

(Source: WSFA 12 News) (Source: WSFA 12 News)
(Source: WSFA 12 News) (Source: WSFA 12 News)
NEW SITE, AL (WSFA) -

New Site police arrested eight members of the same family on charges ranging from theft to manufacturing meth.

Police Chief John McKelvey says the eight suspects would use one another to buy cold medicines from pharmacies in Tallapoosa County. The medicines are a key ingredient to make meth.

McKelvey says most of the "cooking" of meth took place inside the family's mobile home on Day Road.

"There were times they were getting 500 pills in a day or two," McKelvey said.

Police have identified the suspects as:

  • Rolland Mancilla, 32
  • Melissa Mancilla, 30
  • James Ronald Colley, 35
  • Kathy Colley, 35
  • Dustin Foreman, 24
  • Wendy Wheeler, 31
  • Marcus Smith, 24
  • Christopher Sanford, 27

The chief said they started getting tips from residents and area pharmacies.

The group is also accused of stealing lawnmowers and 4-wheelers to fund their meth manufacturing.

Chief McKelvey says most of the suspects confessed to their involvement. Some are out on bond, others remain in the Tallapoosa County Jail. The suspects have not had their first court appearances yet.

Investigators say this undercover investigation started seven months ago and came to a head last week.

Copyright 2014 WSFA 12 News. All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Angry teens swarm into Florida Capitol; demand new gun laws

    Angry teens swarm into Florida Capitol; demand new gun laws

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 1:43 AM EST2018-02-21 06:43:29 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 12:06 AM EST2018-02-22 05:06:07 GMT

    Students who survived the Florida school shooting are preparing to flood the Capitol pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill 17 people, vowing to make changes in the November election if they can't...

    More >>

    Students who survived the Florida school shooting are preparing to flood the Capitol pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill 17 people, vowing to make changes in the November election if they can't persuade lawmakers to change law now.

    More >>
  • NRA spokesperson faces questions from FL shooting students, families

    NRA spokesperson faces questions from FL shooting students, families

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 11:14 PM EST2018-02-22 04:14:46 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 12:05 AM EST2018-02-22 05:05:53 GMT
    Second Amendment supporter Dana Loesch spoke with students and families affected by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting at a CNN town hall on Wednesday, as Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel sat near. (Source: CNN)Second Amendment supporter Dana Loesch spoke with students and families affected by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting at a CNN town hall on Wednesday, as Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel sat near. (Source: CNN)

    Dana Loesch, a vocal Second Amendment supporter, took questions from the students and families affected by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting at a CNN town hall on Wednesday.

    More >>

    Dana Loesch, a vocal Second Amendment supporter, took questions from the students and families affected by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting at a CNN town hall on Wednesday.

    More >>
  • David Wise defends title, US gets third gold halfpipe gold

    David Wise defends title, US gets third gold halfpipe gold

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 11:26 PM EST2018-02-22 04:26:51 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 12:05 AM EST2018-02-22 05:05:20 GMT

    It's the seventh gold medal for the U.S. in Pyeongchang, five of which have come from snowboard and freestyle skiing events.

    More >>

    It's the seventh gold medal for the U.S. in Pyeongchang, five of which have come from snowboard and freestyle skiing events.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly