6 arrested on drug charges in Tallapoosa County

6 arrested on drug charges in Tallapoosa County

TALLAPOOSA CO., AL (WSFA) - Law enforcement officers have arrested six residents on drug-related charges since Tuesday, according to the Tallapoosa County Narcotics Task Force.

Tuesday, in a joint investigation with several police departments and the ALEA Marijuana Eradication Team, three suspects were found throughout the county.

Terry Britton, 53 of Hackneyville, Margaret Tapley, 42 of Tallassee, and Jeffrey Price, 54 of Alexander City, were arrested and charged with four counts of possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.

On the same day, police obtained a search warrant for a residence near Sanford Road, finding crystal meth, Lortab and Xanax pills inside. It was unclear whether those arrested were connected with the residence.

Wednesday, police and ALEA joined the Alabama National Guard Counterdrug Aviation Unit for a flight that spotted marijuana plants growing in the Peckerwood area of Jackson's Gap. After getting a search warrant for the property, police found about 25 mature marijuana plants, worth about $2,000.

Samuel Roe, 39, was arrested and charged with manufacturing and possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Thursday, police were called to an apartment on Airport Drive in Alexander City. Once again, they received a search warrant and found 25 grams of crystal meth, 5 grams of marijuana, prescription drugs and several firearms.

Brian Black, 48, was charged with possession and possession with the intent to distribute for the drugs and paraphernalia.

Agencies involved in the investigations include the Tallapoosa County Narcotics Task Force, Alexander City Police Department, Jackson Gap Police Department, Tallapoosa County Sheriff's Department and the ALEA Marijuana Eradication Team.

Investigations are still ongoing.

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