Seven arrested in Chambers County on drug charges
Published 6:47 pm Thursday, March 7, 2019
LaFAYETTE — Seven people were arrested Wednesday afternoon in two separate incidents by the Chambers County Drug Task Force, according to Captain Robert Chambers.
The task force worked with the Alabama Drug Enforcement Drug Task Force (Region D) and Alabama State Troopers to conduct a traffic stop on I-85 which resulted in the arrest of three individuals on seven charges.
Justin Nolan, 27, and Latisha Hayes, 31, both of Houston, Texas were charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana second degree and possession of drug paraphernalia.
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Mark Stephens, 41, of Lithia Springs, Georgia, was also charged with possession of marijuana second degree.
Chambers told the Valley Times-News Thursday that there was a “pretty good bit” of marijuana, but it is not believed the trio was involved in trafficking the drugs.
Also on Wednesday, a search warrant was executed in Lanett resulting in the arrest of four individuals on eight charges.
Ketonya Perry, 54, Patricia Gooden 43, Baracaus Brooks, 31, all of Lanett, and Jerry Jones, 51, of LaFayette were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana second degree and possession of drug paraphernalia.
All subjects were transported to the Chambers County Detention Facility Wednesday.
The task force has been busy throughout the past few weeks, making multiple arrests with several suspects charged with drug offenses.
Chambers said Thursday that similar offenses seem to increase during the spring season when the weather gets warmer.
“It is the time of year where it gets kind of busy,” he said. “We tend to get a lot of information around this time.”
Residents may report any drug activity seen to (334) 756-0570.