Demetric “Meat” Cox

By Sgt. Fred White

Pursuit leads to Drug Trafficking Arrests

Below Roshante Brown

On October 10, 2019, the Tallapoosa County Narcotics Task Force and US Marshal Gulf Coast Fugitive Task Force apprehended the second suspect of an incident which took place earlier in the week. On October 8th investigators received reliable information in reference to an individual in possession of a large amount of illegal narcotics in the South Street area of Dadeville. When police went to approach the vehicle, the suspect fled; throwing cocaine out the window. The pursuit span approximately nine miles where the suspect wreckedon County Road 34. The two occupants of the vehicle ran on foot through a wooded area. A large law enforcement effort was launched and one of the suspects was caught shortly thereafter.  The second man was captured on Thursday hiding out at a motel room in Opelika.  Investigators recovered the cocaine and other narcotics from the wrecked vehicle along with $1,342.00 in cash.Further arrests are anticipated as this investigation develops.

Arrested and charged with:Escape 1stdegree, Trafficking in Hydrocodone,Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Tampering with Evidence, Attempting to Elude and Reckless Endangerment was: Demetric “Meat” Cox, 47 yoa, of Dadeville, Al.

Arrested and charged with: two (2) warrants for Child Support, three (3) warrants for Failure to Appear, Trafficking in Hydrocodone, Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Tampering with Evidence and Attempting to Elude was: Roshante Brown, 40 yoa, of Dadeville, Al.

The investigation of the possession, distribution and trafficking of illegal narcotics is ongoing in Tallapoosa County.