PPD Drug Team Busts Meth Lab with Help from Suspect's Dog


CONTACT: Teresa Lee, or (334) 595-0102

October 29, 2014


Yesterday (October 28th), the Prattville Police Department's Drug Enforcement Unit executed a drug search warrant at 1622 County Road 85.

Upon the arrival of our team, suspect Edward Melvin Henderson fled on foot towards a ravine at the rear of the residence. The suspect jumped off the ravine and continued running. As Investigators approached the area looking for Henderson, they encountered his dog, which is a Pit Bull/Huskie mix. The dog, later identified as Bo, was told to "go get him" by one of our Investigators. Bo, without hesitation, went down the ravine followed by two Drug Enforcement Investigators into a wooded area. As the two Investigators cleared the woods, they found Bo, who had discovered Henderson lying in tall grass.

Henderson was taken into custody without further incident, thanks to his own dog. The search warrant resulted in the recovery of Methamphetamine and components from a Meth Lab.

Edward Melvin Henderson was charged with:

  • Failure to Obey Police
  • Unlawful Manufacture of a Controlled Substance 1st (2 counts)
  • Unlawful Manufacture of a Controlled Substance 2nd
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia



For additional information on this case, please contact Chief Mark Thompson at or (334) 595-0202.


Update on October 30, 2014:

Autauga County Animal Control has checked on Bo and he is with family members. The family says that he is well loved and will not be harmed. It is our understanding that Autauga County Animal Control will keep a periodic check on Bo to ensure his health and welfare.