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Birmingham to Pardon More than 15,000 People with Marijuana Convictions

Birmingham will issue blanket pardons for more than 15,000 people with misdemeanor marijuana convictions dating back to 1990. Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin announced the pardon program on Tuesday, April 20, which is a day that many associate with marijuana use. The pardons from municipal court convictions are automatic. Many people have a hard time finding work because of drug convictions,…

Suspected Drug Dealer Taken Off the Streets of Dallas Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A suspected drug dealer is behind in Selma — after he’s arrested with an assortment of illegal drugs. Twenty-two year old Melvin Barnes, Jr. of Selma was arrested Tuesday night — after an undercover deputy witnessed a suspected drug transaction that Barnes was allegedly involved in. “The undercover officer was actually watching a particular area…

UPDATE: Selma Woman Charged with Drug Trafficking

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A Selma woman is behind bars — on more than a million dollars bond — after a drug bust Tuesday night in Dallas County. Eighteen year old Aaliyah Hatcher is charged with drug trafficking — and drug excise tax. Deputies found drugs — scales — and more than $400 dollars in cash — during a…

Lee County Sheriff’s Office Makes Drug Bust in Beauregard

MICHAEL SCOTT FORD evidence On Thursday, May 7, Lee County Sheriff’s Investigators conducted a drug search warrant at a residence in the 1100 block of Lee Rd. 147 in Beauregard. Marijuana, THC oil, controlled narcotics, illegal distilled spirits, approximately $6,000 and 17 firearms were discovered from the residence. Michael Scott Ford, 37, of Opelika, was arrested and charged with one…

Andalusia Drug Bust Lands Four Behind Bars

Four people are being held in the Covington County Jail on drug-related charges after the 22nd Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force attempted to serve a warrant and several people fled the scene. DTF Commander Mark Odom said agents had a warrant for the arrest of Shundraiaus M. Curry for two counts of distribution of a controlled substance. The warrants were the…

Beauregard Teen Charged with Rape of 10-Year-Old Girl

On July 30, 2019, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation into allegations of a sexual assault that occurred against a 10-year-old female in Beauregard. Jeremiah Terrell Wagner, 18, of Beauregard was developed as a suspect. A search warrant was obtained for Wagner’s DNA and submitted to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences for analysis and comparison with evidence…

Over 500,000 Marijuana Vape Cartridges Seized Nationwide in Last Two Years

As health officials scrutinize marijuana vaping, it’s increasingly on law enforcement’s radar, too. Authorities across the country have seized at least 510,000 marijuana vape cartridges and arrested more than 120 people in the past two years. People targeted in the busts include a Wisconsin mother and her sons, charged in a black-market manufacturing operation that allegedly churned out thousands of…