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Section Call Leads to Drug Arrest

On April 18, 2018, members of the Section Police Department, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division and Narcotics Unit responded to a call on Alabama Highway 35 in Section, AL. where a male subject reportedly had kicked a door open at a residence.  Upon arrival Deputies and Officers could smell marijuana inside residence.  A search warrant was obtained for the residence and during this search Spice, Xanax Pills, Lyrica pills, and drug paraphernalia were located and seized.  Arrested in connection with this case were:

Katherine Michelle THRIFT age 41 of Section, AL. who was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances (Spice), Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances (Lyrica);

Kirstie Breanne THRIFT age 19 of Section, Al who was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances (Spice), Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances (Lyrica), Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances (Xanax) and Disorderly Conduct;

Jeremy Christopher ROBERTS age 18 of Section, AL. who was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances (Spice), and Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances (Lyrica);   

James Anthony JABLEY, Jr. age 28 of Section, AL. who was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances (Spice) and Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances (Lyrica);

Felon bonds had not yet been set at the time of this release and all remain in the Jackson County Jail.

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Jackson Co. Sheriff's/Scottsboro PD Drug Arrest

 

On April 11, 2018, Members of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, Patrol Division and Scottsboro Police Department Investigators executed a search warrant at a residence on Long Hollow Road in Scottsboro, AL.  During this search, approximately 572 grams of Marijuana, approximately 5 grams of Methamphetamine/Ice, Xanax, Oxycodone, Illegal Prescription Medications and Drug Paraphernalia were located and seized along with $1,600 Cash. 

Arrested in connection with this investigation were:

William Anthony SWEARENGIN age 60 of Scottsboro, AL. who was charged with Possession of Marijuana 1st degree.  SWEARENGIN was later released on $2,800 bond.

Mandy Adelle CARRASCO age 39 of Scottsboro, AL. who was charged with Possession of Marijuana 1st degree, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances (Methamphetamine), Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances (Xanax), Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances (Oxycodone), Illegal Possession Prescription Medication and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.   CARRASCO was later released on $18,100 bond. 

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Four Arrested in Stevenson Raid

 

 

On April 11, 2018, members of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, Jackson County Patrol Division and Stevenson Police Department executed a search warrant at the residence of Nicholas Leshon PRICE on Ohio Avenue in Stevenson, AL.  During a search of the residence, a large bag containing Synthetic Cannabinoid/Spice was located and seized.  During a further search of a vehicle registered to Brittany YOUNG of Scottsboro, AL. a larger amount of Synthetic Cannabinoid/Spice was located along with Marijuana, Methamphetamine, Cocaine and Xanax pills.  Two persons who were present inside the residence, Kevin Grant GARRARD age 42 of Pisgah, AL. and Benny MASON Jr age 38 of Hollywood, AL. were placed under arrest and charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances (Synthetic Cannabinoid/Spice).  Both remain in the Jackson County Jail on $15,900 bond and $5,000 bond, respectively. 

Both PRICE and YOUNG apparently fled the residence as Law Enforcement approached and arrest warrants were obtained charging both with Trafficking in Synthetic Cannabinoid/Spice, Possession of Controlled Substances (Methamphetamine), Possession of Controlled Substances Xanax, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana 1st Degree and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

 Total amount of drugs seized were as follows (Pictured Above):

182.40 grams of Synthetic Cannabinoid/Spice

42.80 grams of Marijuana

19.9  grams of Cocaine

1.5 grams of Methamphetamine

20 Xanax pills

Later the same date, the above Agencies along with the Scottsboro Police Department executed a second search warrant at YOUNG’S residence on Veterans Drive in Scottsboro, Al.  During this search no additional items of evidentiary value were located. 

On April 12, 2018, both PRICE age 30 and YOUNG age 27 were located at a hotel in Kimbell, TN and were detained on the outstanding arrest warrants.  Both were placed in the Marion County Jail as Fugitives from Justice and legal procedure will be initiated to have them brought back to Alabama. 

NOTE: OLD BOOKING PHOTOS USED FOR PRICE AND YOUNG

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Jackson County Search Leads to Arrest

 

On April 5, 2018, members of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, Alabama State Drug Task Force and Jackson County Patrol Division executed a search warrant at a residence on Alabama Hwy 79 in Skyline, AL.   As a result of this search, 13 marijuana plants, approximately 3 ounces of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, grow equipment and two types of illegal prescription medications were located. Arrested in connection with this investigation was Joshua Allen WRIGHT age 32 of Scottsboro, AL. who was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st degree, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and two counts of Illegal Possession of Prescription Medications.  WRIGHT was booked into the Jackson County Jail and later released on $1,900 bond. 

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Student Arrested at Jackson County Tech School for Drug Charge

On April 9, 2018, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office School Resources Officer (SRO) Lamar Evans was called to the Jackson County Technical School in Hollywood, AL. after school authorities located what was believed to be synthetic cannabinoids (Spice) in the possession of an 18 year old Pisgah student.  SRO Evans responded and contacted Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit to assist. Arrested in connection with this investigation was Joseph James VAVRIK age 18 of Pisgah, AL. who was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (Synthetic Cannabinoids). VAVRIK remains in the Jackson County Jail and bond has not yet been set.

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Multi-Agency Case leads to 4 Drug Arrests

  

On April 3, 2018, members of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, Patrol Division along with members of the Alabama State Drug Task Force and DeKalb County Sheriff‘s Office executed a search warrant at a residence on Alabama Hwy 40 in Henagar (Jackson County Alabama ).  During this search Agents/Deputies located and seized Methamphetamine, Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia. Arrested as a result of this investigation were:

Jeffery Alan SPARKS age 43 of Henagar, AL. who was charged with Possession with the Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana 1st degree, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Tampering with Physical Evidence.  SPARKS was later released on $8,100 bond.

Robbie Lenn GUNTER age 46 Henagar, AL. who was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances (Methamphetamine) and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  GUNTER remains in Jail on $5,300 bond.

Jeffery Elbert TOWNSEL age 55 of Ft Payne, AL. Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances (Methamphetamine) and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. TOWNSELL was later released on $5,300 bond.

 Karen Michelle COMBS age 44 of Pisgah, AL. who was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances (Methamphetamine) and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  COMBS remains in jail with a Probation Hold.

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Carjacking Investigation leads to two Drug Arrests

 

On April 2, 2018, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office received information of a possible carjacking which was reported to have taken place at a cemetery on Jackson County Road 215 near Nat Mountain.  Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chris Hilliard located a suspect vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on Westlawn Drive in Scottsboro, AL., detaining one of the suspects believed to be involved in the carjacking.  During this traffic stop Deputy Hilliard located Drug Paraphernalia, approximately 35 grams of Methamphetamine (Ice) and a .22 caliber hand gun. The driver, Michael Vincent UTECH age 27 of Scottsboro, AL. was arrested and charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances (Methamphetamine), Unlawful Possession Drug Paraphernalia, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.  UTECH was booked into the Jackson County Jail and remains in custody on a $35,300 bond.  

Later the same evening the Scottsboro Police Department contacted the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit after they located a second suspect, believed to be involved in the carjacking, on Benson Lane in Scottsboro. Members of the Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit responded and located a small amount of Methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia. Charles David CARTER age 37 of Gurley, AL. was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances (Methamphetamine) and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  CARTER was booked into the Jackson County Jail and remains in custody on a $5,300 bond.

The carjacking investigation is still ongoing by Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division.

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Jackson County Drug Arrest in Bryant, AL.

 

 

On April 1, 2018, members of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit and Patrol Deputies executed a search warrant at a residence on County Road 89 in Bryant, Alabama.  During the search of the residence Marijuana, Drug Paraphernalia, Alprazolam and Clonazepam were located and seized.  As a result of this investigation Jarrett Landon SMITH age 34 of Bryant was arrested and charged with two counts of Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances, Possession of Marijuana 2nd degree and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  SMITH was booked into the Jackson County Jail and later released on $10,600 Bond.

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Marijuana Grow Operation Seizure Leads to Two Arrest in Bryant, AL.

 

 

On Tuesday March 6, 2018, members of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division, Narcotics Unit and Investigations Division responded to a residence on County Road 93 in Bryant, Alabama to investigate possible drug activity.  After smelling a strong odor of green marijuana emanating from a shed in the back yard, Deputies found that the shed was locked barricaded from inside.  Deputies were able to determine that someone was inside but that the person or persons inside would not open the door to the shed and would not respond to the Deputies commands.  Deputies secured the exterior of the shed and obtained a search warrant.  After several hours of attempting to talk the suspect/s out of the shed, Deputies forced entry and located two suspects, Joshua Keith BARTON, age 39 of Bryant, Alabama and Hershell Wayne RAINES age 34 of Bryant, AL. inside.  Additionally, approximately 85 marijuana plants, in various stages of maturity, a sophisticated grow operation along with several firearms, drug paraphernalia and un-prescribed prescription medications were located and seized.  Both suspects were arrested and charged with: Trafficking in Marijuana, Felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Illegal Possession of Prescription Drugs.  Both were transported to the Jackson County Jail and are being held on $30,600 bond. 

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JCSO Drug Arrest at Scottsboro Motel

 

 

On Friday February 23, 2018, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit received information of possible drug activity at a local motel on Micah Way in Scottsboro, Alabama.  Narcotics Investigators went to the location where a search of a room was conducted along with a search of a vehicle belonging to the occupant of the room.  During the search of the vehicle Investigators located Methamphetamine, Synthetic Cannabinoids (Spice) and Drug Paraphernalia. Arrested in connection with this investigation was Sandy LeAnn CHAMBERS age 25 of Sulligent, Alabama who was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances-(Methamphetamine), Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances-(Spice) and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  CHAMBERS remains in the Jackson County Jail on $10,300 bond. 

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