Coach released on bond

Published 2:20 pm Wednesday, May 13, 2009

By By Lydia Grimes
features reporter

Daniel Wilson has been suspended from his positions as a Brewton Middle School teacher and T.R. Miller High School assistant coach following his arrest on drug charges last week.
Wilson, 28, of 106 Spruce Ave., was released on $130,000 bond Monday. He was arrested Friday on charges of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia following an undercover operation.
The arrest was the result of a three-month investigation, Brewton Police Chief Monte McGougin said.
At Wilson’s bond hearing Monday, Circuit Judge Bert Rice forbid him from being on campus at either T.R. Miller or Brewton Middle School, unless he was there to discuss his job. Wilson also cannot leave the state and must be available should the court need him, Rice said.
Wilson’s bond was set at $100,000 for the distribution of a controlled substance charge; $25,000 for the possession of marijuana charge; and $5,000 for the possession of drug paraphernalia charge.
Investigators have said they received tips that Wilson was selling drugs to students. After looking into those tips, Brewton police set up a sting operation in which an undercover officer called Wilson and ordered one ounce of marijuana, McGougin said.
The police had placed cameras and microphones in a room at Days Inn to record the transaction and officers were on hand to arrest Wilson as soon as the buy was made, he said.
McGougin said the case remains under investigation.