By SGT.. FRED WHITE
Drug Arrests Made
On September 20, 2019, the Tallapoosa County Narcotics Task Force and the Alexander City Special Response Groupexecuted a search warrant at a residence on Joseph Street in Alexander City. The investigation began when a concerned citizen reported juveniles purchasing marijuana approximately a block away from the high school. Controlled buys were conducted by the Task Force which led to a search warrant. During the search, investigators recovered marijuana, digital scales and prescription narcotics. A soft lock down was placed on Benjamin Russell High School due to the close proximity of the operation. This was a precautionary measure by law enforcement personnel to protect the children of our community.
Arrested and charged with:three (3) counts of Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana 1st degree and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia was: Cody Barrett, 34 years of age of Alexander, Al.
Arrested and charged with:Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana 1st degree and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia was:Corey Barrett, 40 years of age of Alexander City, Al.
The investigation of the possession, distribution and trafficking of illegal narcotics is ongoing in Tallapoosa County.