drugs

Selma Attorney Accused of Bringing Jailed Inmate Drugs

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A Selma attorney finds herself on the wrong side of the law in Dallas County. Sheriff Mike Granthum says 29 year old Margaret Mitchell brought a birthday card with drugs in it — to an inmate at the county jail. Granthum says the incident was caught on camera. He says jailers recovered the cards. And…

Fourteen People Arrested During Drug Sweep in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Dallas County authorities arrest more than a dozen people during a two week undercover drug operation in Selma. The SAFE Task Force — the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office — Selma Police — the Drug Task Force — and the state tactical team — all took part in the drug sting. The undercover operation wrapped up…

Montgomery Man Sentenced to Over 6 Years in Prison After Drugs Found in 5-Year-Old Girl’s Backpack

On Friday, February 23, 2021, Tawasaki Williams, 35, of Montgomery, was sentenced to 75 months (6 years 3 months) in prison for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Sandra J. Stewart. In addition to his prison sentence, Williams was ordered to…

New S.A.F.E. Task Force Makes Eight Arrests During Drug Sting in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A new crime task force in Dallas County — arrests eight people — following a two-day neighborhood saturation in Selma. Sheriff Mike Granthum says it’s called the SAFE task force. “It stands for Selma, Alabama Firearms Enforcement. And what we’re targeting is high crime areas where we know there’s drug traffickers, drug users and a…

Convicted Murderer Found Guilty of Possessing a Gun and Drug Trafficking

On Tuesday, August 11, a federal jury convicted Kemond Jareuz Fortson, 35, of Montgomery, for being a felon in possession of a firearm, possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, announced U.S. Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr. The trial evidence showed that, on October 31, 2017, the Gulf Coast Regional…

Greenville PD Arrests Two for Possession, Intent to Sell

Shamika McDonald (Left) and Akeem Thompson (Right) were arrested on possession charges. Greenville Police say a tip from a confidential informant led to the arrest of two suspected drug dealers. Lt. Joe Disnet with Greenville Police says the arrests happened during the investigation of a different crime. “Sargent Hadley, he started all of it. He was investigating another case actually,…

Butler County Couple Indicted on Federal Charges

The Butler County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Sandra Taylor and William Robinson in February of 2016. Because their crimes allegedly involved the use of the United States Postal Service, the two were also indicted on federal charges. U.S. Attorney George Beck’s announcement of the federal indictments against Robinson and Taylor come a little more than a year after their initial arrest in…

Maria Sharapova Says She Failed Drug Test; Penalty Unknown

Courtesy: AP LOS ANGELES (AP) – Tennis star Maria Sharapova says she has failed a drug test at the Australian Open. A five-time major champion made the announcement at a news conference Monday in Los Angeles. Sharapova said she tested positive for meldonium, which she has been taking for 10 years for health issues. Meldonium became a banned substance this…