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Roundup nets 10 suspects

By By Lisa Tindell
news editor

A combined effort of the Brewton Police Department’s Narcotics Division, the 21st Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force and the Escambia County Sheriffs Department has landed 10 area residents behind bars.
Sgt. Bryan Davis with the Brewton Narcotics Division said the arrests came as the three agency teams served Grand Jury writs on the suspects.
Jermaine Montgomery, 23 and Terrez McKenzie, 32, were arrested on outstanding Grand Jury writs of arrest for illegal distribution of narcotics, Davis said.
The three additional arrests were made as officers served warrants on McKenzie, Davis said.
Arrested were Alaric Watson, 18; Jordan Knight, 20; and Allen Hodges, 20, all of Brewton.
Davis said a search of the area resulted in the discovery of marijuana and supplies commonly used in the distribution of the drug.
Montgomery has been charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, first-degree possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and bond revocation.
He is being held on a $105,000 bond.
McKenzie was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, two counts of first degree possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia and giving false information to a law enforcement officer. He is being held on a $105,000 bond.
Watson was arrested and charged with first-degree possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released on a $5,000 bond.
Knight was arrested and charged with first-degree possession of marijuana. He was released on a $5,000 bond.
Hodges was arrested and charged with first-degree possession of marijuana and was released on a $5,000 bond.
Escambia County Sheriff Investigator Matt Hammond said the department made additional arrests Wednesday on several Grand Jury writs handed down in a recent session.
Arrested were Anjovan Askew, Walter Porterfield, Anthony Peterson, Tony Williams and Lisa McCurdy.
Askew was arrested and charged with unlawful distribution of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a controlled substance. He is being held on a $100,000 bond.
Porterfield was arrested and charged with sale of marijuana and first-degree possession of marijuana. He is being held on $100,000 bond.
Peterson was arrested and charged with second-degree possession of marijuana and two counts of promoting prison contraband, first degree. He is being held with no bond.
Tony Williams was charged with two counts of first-degree unlawful possession of marijuana and sale of marijuana. He is being held on a $105,000 bond.
McCurdy was charged with possession of a controlled substance and distribution of a controlled substance. She is being held on a $100,000 bond.
All arrests were made by officers acting on writs handed down in a recent Grand Jury session working through the Brewton Police Department, the 21st Judicial Drug Task Force and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Department.