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2 arrested, cocaine, crack are confiscated

By Staff
Staff reports
A year-long investigation led to the arrest of two individuals this week when agents recovered approximately $75,000 worth of drugs.
According to a press release sent out this week, agents with the 21st Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force along with officers from the Escambia County Sheriff's Department, Brewton Police Department, East Brewton Police Department, Flomaton Police Department, Atmore Police Department and the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries executed a search warrant on Cunningham Road in the Pea Ridge Community.
At that residence, agents recovered more than 700 grams of powder cocaine, more than 70 grams of crack cocaine and approximately two ounces of marijuana with a &#8220conservative” street value in excess of $75,000, two firearms, one automobile and drug paraphernalia consistent with cocaine distribution.
Rickel &#8220Ricky” Dewayne Samuel, 30, of 2730 Old Castleberry Road in Brewton, was charged with trafficking cocaine, trafficking crack cocaine and unlawful possession of marijuana, first degree.
Also arrested was Clauzell Reed, 42, of 105 Gowan St. in Brewton. He was also charged with trafficking cocaine, trafficking crack cocaine and unlawful possession of marijuana, first degree.
Bond was set at $1 million for Samuel and $500,000 for Reed.
The 21st Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force is comprised of the following law enforcement agencies: Escambia County Sheriff's Department, Atmore Police Department, East Brewton Police Department, Brewton Police Department, Flomaton Police Department, Escambia County District Attorney's office and the Escambia County Commission.
The Task Force receives 75 percent of its funding from a grant funded by the Bureau of Justice Affairs Division of the United States Department of Justice, which is administered by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs.
The remainder of the funding is provided by the Escambia County Sheriff's Department, Atmore Police Department, Brewton Police Department and the Escambia County District Attorney's office.