New unit fights drug war

Published 9:48 pm Wednesday, December 24, 2008

By By Lisa Tindell – news editor
Funding cuts are becoming a common occurrence, but the Brewton Police Department has taken bad news and turned it into good news for the residents of the city.
Since Sept. 1, the Brewton Police Department has been operating a two-man unit with full focus on drug crimes, and is having some success in curbing some of the illegal activities.
McGougin said the promotion of Bryan Davis to the position of commander for the unit was a good move for the department.
Davis, who holds the rank of sergeant with the Brewton Police Department, is glad to be focusing on drug activity in the city. That focus is leading to arrests regularly, he said.
Davis said he is confident his partner in the unit is just as anxious to end drug activity in Brewton as he is.
Davis said citizens of Brewton could be of great help to the unit.
To report suspected drug activity, citizens may call Davis or Yoder at the Brewton Police Department at 867-3212.

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