By : Sgt. Chad Jones, Tallapoosa County Drug Task Force
On December 20th, 2021 the Tallapoosa County Narcotics Task Force made contact with an individual on the side of U.S. Highway 280 in front of the Alabama Department of Transportation who appeared injured. As the subject flailed and yelled uncontrollably, agents attempted to administer aid and prevent him from rolling into oncoming traffic. Alexander City Fire Medics were called to the scene as task force agents were able to determine the subject’s behavior was caused by the use of narcotics. During a search of the vehicle on scene, agents discovered 28 grams of Methamphetamine.
Arrested and charged with, Trafficking Methamphetamine and Public Intoxication was Jason Ryan Jacques, 42 year old male from New Site, Alabama.
Arrested and charged with Trafficking Methamphetamine, was Kevin Michael Butts, 40 year old, white male from Kellyton, Alabama.
The investigation into the possession and distribution of illegal narcotics is ongoing in Tallapoosa County.