Party busted for drugs, police say

Published 4:29 am Wednesday, July 7, 2010

A holiday weekend party ended with several arrests and charges of illegal drug and alcohol sales, Brewton police said.

A raid of a local club early Saturday morning turned up underage drinking and drugs, police said.

“Agents received information that illegal drug sales and illegal alcohol sales would be taking place at a location known as ‘The Bar,’ also known as ‘Duckies,’” Brewton narcotics division chief Brian Davis said. “Agents contacted Alabama Beverage Control agents and learned that this location did not have a license to sell alcohol.”

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Davis said officers arrived just after midnight and found several minors at the party consuming alcohol, and drugs that had been discarded by patrons on the floor — including more than 160 grams of marijuana, 10 tablets of Ecstacy, 2 grams of powder cocaine and 1 gram of crack cocaine.

Officers also collected a large amount of alcoholic beverages.

Arrested were:

• Charles Daniel Todd, 28, of Brewton on charges of possession of marijuana in the first degree,

• Steven St. John Hodges, 37, of Montgomery, on charges of distribution of a controlled substance (Ecstasy) and possession of a controlled substance (Ecstasy).

The following people were charged with minor in consumption of alcohol: Jeffery Sinclair Smith, 20, of Brewton; Matthew Jabronz Lane, 19, of Brewton, Sammie Lee Jenkins Jr., 20, of Castleberry; Tahleak Rahmel Walton, 20, of Brewton; Brandon Jamar Harrod, 18, of Evergreen; Jamere Dashaun Fair, 20, of Evergreen; Ethan Strondell Safford, 19, of Douglasville, Ga.; and Deonka Simone Norris, 20, of Brewton.

The following agencies assisted in the investigation and arrest: Brewton Police Department, Alabama Beverage Control Board, Escambia County Sheriff’s Department, Atmore Police Department and the 21st Judicial Drug Task Force.