Bust lands arrests

Published 3:21 am Wednesday, January 17, 2007

By By Lisa Tindell – news writer
Through a quick response to a complaint on Auction Street, Brewton Police were able to bring four alleged drug traffickers under arrest Friday.
Arrested and charged in the incident were Jeremiah DeWayne Bailey of Duncan Street in East Brewton, Arthur Ray Benjamin of Gillis Street in East Brewton, Shelton O'Brian Mitchell of Wild Avenue in Evergreen and Deneric Woodson of Lovelace Avenue in Brewton.
The four men were arrested following the response of Brewton Police to a noise complaint, according to reports from the 21st Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force.
Officers Byran Davis and Geoffery McGraw arrived at the Auction Street location where they found a vehicle parked in the middle of the street, the report said. As the officers walked up to the vehicle to investigate, they said they noticed a small bag of cocaine lying on the front floorboard of the vehicle.
In a search of the car, officers recovered more than 28 grams of cocaine, 28 grams of crystal methamphetamines, crack cocaine, scales and a firearm from the vehicle, according to the report.
All four occupants of the car were charged with trafficking cocaine; trafficking crystal methamphetamines; unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
All four men were transported to the Escambia County Detention Center, where each was held on $100,000 bond.
The arrest and charges were made by agents of the 21st Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force. The Task Force is comprised of the Escambia County Sheriff's Department as well as police departments in Brewton, East Brewton, Atmore, Flomaton and Poarch; the Escambia County District Attorney's office and the Escambia County Commission.
The Force is receives half of it's funding from a grand provided by the Bureau of Justice Affairs Division of the United States Department of Justice. The grant is administered by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs. The remainder of funding provided to the Task Force is provided by the Escambia County Sheriff's Department, Brewton and Atmore Police Departments and the Escambia County District Attorney's office.

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