Lee County Sheriff’s Office makes several arrests in Beulah

Published 10:00 am Tuesday, December 17, 2019

An Opelika man and three juveniles were arrested Sunday night on multiple charges, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

Amaurious Nykwon Avery, 19, and three male juveniles were charged with first-degree unlawful possession of marijuana and third-degree receiving stolen property. All four males were also charged with carrying a pistol without a permit.

Police conducted the traffic stop on Highway 29 North in the Beulah community of Lee County on a blue Honda Accord for not having a tag light.

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Police said the juveniles were taken to the Lee County Youth Detention Center, and Avery was taken to the Lee County Detention Center.

During a search of the defendants and vehicle, investigators found four semi-automatic pistols, four high-capacity magazines, two standard magazines, multiple bags of marijuana, digital scales and U.S. currency. One of the firearms was listed as stolen from the Tuskegee area, according to police.

On Friday in Beulah, Lee County investigators received information that a homicide was going to possibly take place at the Rhythm and Blues Club on Highway 29. On Sunday, investigators and deputies had a substantial presence in the area to detour criminal activity, according to a news release from Lee County.

The police activity resulted in seven arrests on multiple charges, including the aforementioned charges and three driving under the influence arrests.

The sheriff’s office said more charges are pending in this investigation.