By SGT. FRED WHITE
Drug arrests made
On February 24, 2019 the Tallapoosa County Narcotics Task Force received information about an individual attempting to sell illegal narcotics near a local business on Hwy 22 in Alexander City. Investigators were able to pull up video footage from surveillance cameras and identify him. The information was passed on to patrol officers, who later made contact and arrested the suspect with 11 Xanax pills and $682 in cash.
Arrested and charged with: Possession of Controlled Substance was: Lagori McCain, 24 yoa, of Alexander City, Al.
On February 26, 2019 Tallapoosa County Narcotics Task Force executed a search warrant at a residence on Thomas Road in Alexander City. The search warrant developed after investigators followed up on information of narcotics being delivered through the mail. A search warrant for the residence was obtained and approximately 906 grams of marijuana, digital scales and baggies were seized.
Arrested and charged with: Conspiracy to Possess Marijuana 1st degree, Possession of Marijuana 1st degree and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia was: Calvin King, 34 yoa, of Alexander City, Al.
Later the same day, the Task Force responded to the area of McBride Loop in Jackson Gap, where Probation Officers were conducting a compliance check of a probationer. Investigators arrived and found methamphetamine and suboxone in plain view.
Arrested and charged with: two (2) counts of Possession of Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia was: Timothy Pennington, 45 yoa, of Jackson Gap, Al.
Arrested and charged with: two (2) counts of Possession of Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia was: Rachael Haynes, 28 yoa, of Jackson Gap, Al.
The investigation of the illegal trafficking, distribution and possession of narcotics is ongoing in Tallapoosa County.