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Man arrested after year-long investigation

VALLEY — The Chambers County Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force released details on an arrest made earlier this week that came after a year-long investigation.

Agents from the Chambers County DTF had been investigating local pizza delivery employee William Lamar Yarbrough for allegations of trafficking controlled substances. Captain Robert Chambers of the DTF was unable to disclose where the allegations came from.

Over the course of the investigation, evidence corroborating the allegations was obtained.

On Wednesday, Sept. 5, Yarbrough was stopped by agents from the Alabama Drug Enforcement Task Force and the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office at the Papa John’s Pizza on Fob James Drive in Valley, police said.

Yarbrough was returning from a pizza delivery and, after exiting the vehicle, ran behind the restaurant and was quickly apprehended by agents without further resistance, according to Chambers.

Agents conducted a search on his vehicle and seized approximately five pounds of marijuana, an undisclosed quantity of cash, scales and the vehicle itself.

Yarbrough has not yet been processed but was charged with first degree possession of marijuana  and possession of drug paraphernalia with more charges are pending.

“We still have an investigation ongoing,” Chambers said.

Information on whether Yarbrough was using his delivery job to move the drugs is still unavailable.

Management at the Papa Johns location on Fob James confirmed Yarborough’s employment has been terminated and relayed the company was unaware of Yarborough’s alleged illegal activity, but would not comment on the record.

This story will be updated as more information is released.