Category Archives: Drug crime

Decatur Police Uncover Elaborate Criminal Organization

The concerns of  Decatur citizens complaining to police that drug sales were occurring in several areas around town, helped lead to the arrest of what police are calling, an “elaborate criminal organization”. The Decatur Police Department’s Organized Crime Unit reported … Continue reading

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College Student Arrested for Marijuana Candy

Spring break is the time of the school year  students of all ages eagerly anticipate.  Although many younger-aged students  go on vacations with their families, college students commonly celebrate the break by vacationing far away from home with friends. The … Continue reading

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Man Arrested After Chemicals Found During Traffic Stop

A Mount Vernon man was arrested during a routine traffic stop when officers found chemicals used to manufacture methamphetamine in his possession. The Saraland Police Department reports that James Byrd, 35, was arrested and charged with possession of precursor chemicals … Continue reading

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West Alabama Narcotics Task Force Praised by Police Chief

In a press conference on Tuesday, Tuscaloosa Police Chief Steve Anderson commended and gave credit to the West Alabama Narcotics Task Force and its new commander for a major drug bust that led to seventy-four arrests.  Anderson stated  the “bust … Continue reading

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Two Stevenson Residents Arrested in Drug Bust

Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics’ members and Stevenson Police Department officers worked together in an investigation into drug activity at the Shadow Wood Apartments in Stevenson, an investigation in which they confiscated numerous varieties of illegal drugs and prescription medications. … Continue reading

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Chevron Station May Lose Business License Following December Drug Raid

In December of last year, law enforcement officials raided a Chevron gas station in Clay on Old Springville and Dug Hollow Roads.  Today the owner of the gas station, Hung Huynh, pleaded with Clay city leaders to renew his business … Continue reading

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Priest Indicted in Crystal Meth Case

A federal grand jury indicted five suspects for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine.  The U.S. Attorney’s office reported that one of those indicted was a priest. According to the U.S. Attorney’s office, Monsignor Kevin Wallin was arrested on January 3, and … Continue reading

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Guntersville pharmacist convicted on 6 drug charges.

Former Guntersville pharmacist Tim Bishop was convicted on 6 drug charges after a jury deliberated for just under four hours last Thursday December, 13th. Bishop, who owned two pharmacies and is a former president of the Alabama Board of Pharmacy, … Continue reading

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High-Profile Drug Conspiracy Sentencing

Brian Keith Steele, 44, has been sentenced to 25 years of jail time in connection to a cocaine drug ring. It’s the latest high-profile case to occur within Alabama in recent years. The conspiracy that stretched for approximately five years … Continue reading

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Decriminalization of Marijuana Possession

It’s hard to know what’s political posturing and what’s really happening these days, but at least one state made the decision to decriminalize marijuana possession as long as it was small amounts. Springfield, Missouri voted 6 – 3 that small … Continue reading

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