Center Point man found in possession of 200 doses of heroin - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Center Point man found in possession of 200 doses of heroin

Posted: Updated:
Arthur Ross. Source: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Arthur Ross. Source: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
Antonio Purdom. Source: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Antonio Purdom. Source: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
  • More newsMore>>

  • Tropical Storm Bertha forms near Barbados

    Tropical Storm Bertha forms near Barbados

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:56 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:56:54 GMT
    The second storm of the 2014 hurricane season has formed.More >>
    The second storm of the 2014 hurricane season has formed.More >>
  • Gaza truce unravels within hours

    Gaza truce unravels within hours

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:34 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:34:07 GMT
    A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.More >>
    A three-day Gaza cease-fire that began Friday quickly unraveled, with Israel and Hamas accusing each other of violating the truce as four Palestinians were killed in a heavy exchange of fire in the southern town of Rafah.More >>
  • Ukrainian troops suffer heavy loss in ambush

    Ukrainian troops suffer heavy loss in ambush

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:33 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:33:44 GMT
    Ukrainian authorities said Friday that at least 10 government troops were killed in an ambush by pro-Russian separatists in an area near the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but international inspectors...More >>
    A team of several dozen international investigators descended Friday on the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site in eastern Ukraine to begin combing an area now designated as a crime scene.More >>
JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -

A Center Point man in possession of more than 200 doses of heroin, plus other drugs and a handgun, was taken into custody on Tuesday.

Arthur Ross, 26, faces multiple drug-related charges after attempting to run from Jefferson County deputies when getting pulled over Tuesday afternoon.

Deputies stopped a suspicious vehicle in the 500 block of 20th Avenue NE around 2 p.m. Feb. 4, Chief Deputy Randy Christian said. Ross fled from the car, but was caught after a short chase on foot.

Ross was found with 210 dose units of heroin, diluadid tablets, Xanax tablets, the drug "Molle" and the prescription drug suboxone, Christian said. He was also armed with a .380 semi-automatic handgun.

Ross is being held in the Jefferson County Jail on charges of trafficking heroin and four counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance. His bond totals $85,000.

Deputies also arrested the driver of the vehicle that was pulled over, 32-year-old Antonio Purdom. He was found in possession of marijuana, prescription cough syrup and scales and had several outstanding warrants, according to Christian.

Purdom is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and two counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance. He's in the Jefferson County Jail on a $36,000 bond.

Copyright 2014 WBRC. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow