Selma police bust residential drug operation, 5 arrested

Updated: Jul. 26, 2017 at 6:37 PM CDT
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SELMA, AL (WSFA) - Selma police say they found a significant amount of drugs and guns inside a home while serving a warrant Tuesday.

Five people were arrested on multiple drug charges, involving possession and distribution. Two others are wanted in connection with the case. Police identified the wanted suspects as Derrick Dickson and Cedrick Jackson.

Selma investigators say this was a thorough drug operation being run out of a neighborhood.

Wednesday afternoon, the department laid the drugs, guns, money and other elements tied to the operation out on tables, showing exactly what they found in one house.

They found all of this when serving an attempting to elude warrant on Erick Jackson on Lauderdale Street. We're told Jackson ran back in the house when he spotted officers. Police could hear multiple people running around inside.

Officers ordered everyone out and with permission from the homeowner, they searched the house.

Inside they found several bags of marijuana packaged to sell, ecstasy, cash, a police scanner and six weapons. Most of the guns were found in a purse, hidden in a dryer.

"We didn't take tons of marijuana off the street, but we did disrupt obviously a distribution ring, but we also got firearms off the street that needed to come off the street and as you know is a problem in Selma," said Police Chief Spencer Collier.

Collier says his department didn't expect to find drugs when serving the warrant but also weren't surprised. He says the department had gotten several complaints recently from that neighborhood.

Collier says there could be charges for the guns.

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