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Jefferson and Shelby County officials seized nearly $38,000 worth of heroin from an apartment in Shelby County, arrested one woman and obtained a warrant against a second suspect on Tuesday.
A month-long investigation into heroin possession in Jefferson County led narcotics investigators to an apartment in the 2100 block of Springfield Loop West, which is in Shelby County. With the help of the North Shelby County Drug Task Force, officers obtained a search warrant and searched the apartment Tuesday afternoon.
Deputies discovered 126.5 grams, or 4.5 ounces, of heroin in the apartment as well as hydrocodone. Officers arrested a woman who was present in the apartment, 23-year-old Tishia Bryant, and charged her for unlawful possession of a controlled substance and trafficking heroin. Bryant is being held in the Shelby County Jail on a bond of $101,000.
Another suspect, Michael Magail Bonner, was not at the apartment when deputies seized the drugs. Bonner is wanted on charges of trafficking heroin and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.
Chief Deputy Randy Christian says that according to Alabama law, anyone convicted of possessing 56 or more grams of heroin faces a mandatory term of life imprisonment without parole.
Christian said the cooperation of the North Shelby County Drug Task Force in the case was crucial to its success.