Ala. man indicted in $30 million drug bust

Photo Source: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
Photo Source: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

Posted by: John Shryock - bio | email

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WSFA) - A huge bust in Alabama nets more than $30 million worth of illegal drugs! A federal grand jury indicted 40-year-old Ensley resident Milton Kennard Whitlown on drug trafficking and weapons charges in connection to the seizure of more than 30 kilograms of cocaine and nine guns at a residence Nov. 9, according to U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance, federal Drug Enforcement Administration Assistant Special Agent in Charge Greg Borland and Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper.

The indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges Whitlow with one count of possessing, with intent to distribute, more than five kilograms of powder cocaine. It also charges Whitlow with possessing the nine firearms in association with drug trafficking.

The guns illegally in Whitlow's possession, according to the indictment, were: a Bushmaster .223-caliber rifle, a Century International Arms 7.62 millimeter pistol, a General Motors .30-caliber rifle, a Charles Daly 12-gauge shotgun, a Remington 30.06-caliber rifle, a Colt Army Special .38-caliber pistol, a Colt Detective Special .38-caliber pistol, an Intertech 9 millimeter pistol and a Cobray 9 millimeter pistol.

Vance praised the cooperative efforts of the Birmingham Police Department, the DEA and the Birmingham and Atlanta High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas task forces for the investigation that led to Whitlow's indictment. "The best way to attack drug crime is with a combined effort of law enforcement at all levels," Vance said. "That is exactly what led to the arrest and indictment in this case."

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