Wetumpka man acquitted in uncle's murder facing more drug charges

Wetumpka man acquitted in uncle's murder facing more drug charges

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A Wetumpka man is facing drug charges after court documents say Montgomery Police found him in possession of a large quantity of methamphetamine.

Williams Kyle Richards, 28, is charged with trafficking meth.

According to court documents, on Monday around 11:28 p.m., deputies found Richards to be in possession of over 28 grams of suspected meth. Richards was taken into custody and transported to the Montgomery County Detention Facility under a $1.5 million bond.

This isn't the first time Richards has faced drug charges. In May, police charged Richards and another woman with possession of meth with intent to distribute.

In that case, tips from residents about drug activity in a Prattville neighborhood sparked an investigation that led to the seizure of drugs and guns. Authorities say they believed Richardson and the woman were behind the drug operation and that drugs had been sold out of the home for at least two months.

Richards was also acquitted of murder in January by a Montgomery County jury in the 2013 death of his uncle Thomas Bracknell.

According to authorities, a family dispute led to the killing. Bracknell's nephews, Richards, Brandon Bracknell and Mitchell Bracknell, were all charged in the case.

Richards was acquitted while Brandon and Mitchell Bracknell pleaded guilty to murder.

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