14 arrested after drug trafficking raid in Tallapoosa County

14 arrested after drug trafficking raid in Tallapoosa County

TALLAPOOSA COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - Thursday morning, the Tallapoosa County Narcotics Task Force along with several other agencies raided several sites from New Site to Dadeville which led to multiple drug-related arrests.

According to the task force, approximately 180 grams of synthetic marijuana, 100 grams of marijuana, several grams of methamphetamine, crack and heroin were recovered. Four firearms, one vehicle and $8,761 in cash were seized.

In total, 14 people were arrested:

  1. Arrested and charged with Possession of Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: Samuel Wright, 29, of Dadeville, AL.

  2. Arrested and charged with Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana 2nd degree and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: Jenny Joiner, 38, of Jackson Gap, AL.

  3. Arrested and charged with two counts of Chemical Endangerment of a Child, Criminal Trespass 3rd degree,  Attempting to Elude Police, Possession of Marijuana 1st degree, Certain Persons Forbidden to Possess a Firearm and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: Quadier Cook, 29, of Alexander City, AL.

  4. Arrested and charged with two counts of Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance, three counts of Chemical Endangerment of a Child, Possession of Marijuana 2nd degree, Tampering with Physical Evidence and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: Ronnie Hutchins,  34, of Dadeville, AL.

  5. Arrested and charged with eight counts of Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance, Trafficking Synthetic Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana 1st degree, Tampering with Physical Evidence and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: Nathan “Guy” Russell, 55, of Dadeville, AL.

  6. Arrested and charged with one count of Conspiracy to Commit a Controlled Substance Crime, Possession of Marijuana 1st degree, Certain Persons to Possess a Firearm, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: Jawaun Russell, 27, of New Site, AL.

  7. Arrested and charged with four counts of Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Possession of Controlled Substance, Certain Persons Forbidden to Possess a Firearm and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: James Edgar Benson, 55, of Dadeville, AL.

  8. Arrested and charged with three counts of Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana 2nd degree and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: Jarvis Black, 24, of Dadeville, AL.

  9. Arrested and charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: Ronnie Giles, 59, of Dadeville, AL.

  10. Arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance: Dewayne Jackson, 36, of Alexander City, AL.

  11. Arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Marijuana 2nd degree: Johnny Guy, 55, of Alexander City, AL.

  12. Arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Tampering with Physical Evidence: Mark Ballard, 56, of Alexander City, AL.

  13. Arrested and charged with two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana 2nd degree and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: James Green, 60, of Hanceville, AL.

  14. Arrested and charged with two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana 2nd degree and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: Renee Cardillo, 30, of Ellensburg, WA.

The task force said Royer and Hubbard were arrested and released twice last month, once for trafficking meth and again for possession of a controlled substance before Thursday's third arrest.

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