Three held on drug charges

Published 12:44 am Saturday, September 11, 2010

Three Brewton residents were arrested over a two-day period on a variety of drug charges after they sold illegal drugs to undercover agents with the Brewton Police Department’s narcotics division, police said.

Natalie Danielle McCall was arrested Sept. 7 and charged with unlawful distribution of a controlled substance and three counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

Timothy Lamar Woods and Timothy Terrel Peterson were both arrested Sept. 9 and were each charged with unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and attempting to commit a controlled substance crime.

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Sgt. Bryan Davis, head of the narcotics division, said the arrests came when each of the suspects sold drugs to undercover agents.

“McCall arrived at Walmart and sold oxycodone to the undercover officer,” Davis said. “We are continuing our investigation into this case, and additional arrests are possible in connection with the case.”

The second set of arrests came just two days later in East Brewton when Woods and Peterson attempted to sell the drug Ecstasy to undercover agents, Davis said.

“The two suspects arrived at Fred’s and attempted to sell Ecstasy to an undercover agent,” Davis said. “Agents then located 10 tablets which was packed for distribution.”

The arrest in East Brewton was a joint operation between the Brewton and East Brewton police departments, Davis said.

“We will continue to investigate suspected drug activity in this area,” Davis said.

McCall was released on a $100,000 bond after being booked into the Escambia County Detention Center.

Information concering bond for Woods and Peterson was not available as of press time Friday.

According to Alabama law, the possible sentence on conviction of possession of a controlled substance charges is one to 10 years and fines up to $5,000. Possible sentencing for distribution of controlled substances is two to 20 years and fines up to $10,000 on each count.

The East Brewton arrest came just blocks from W.S. Neal High School. Alabama law requires a mandatory prison sentence of five years in addition to other penalties if the activity occurred within a three-mile radius of a school, college or public housing facility.