• 79°

Family charged in drug case

Three members of an East Brewton family were arrested on drug charges Monday night when their home was the subject of a search warrant.

Sgt. Bryan Davis with the Brewton Police Department’s narcotics division said the arrests came just before 9 p.m. at the Mayo Street residence.

Arrested were Lester Mark Piland, 46; Eva Marie Piland, 40; and Korissa Tanyel Piland, 19, all of the 128 1/2 Mayo St. address.

“At approximately 8:54 p.m. the Brewton Special Response Team executed a search warrant issued from our department,” Davis said. “Officers with Brewton and East Brewton police departments assisted with the search warrant. The residence is located less than a half mile from W.S. Neal High School.”

Davis said a search of the residence revealed a number of pills, marijuana and several items of drug paraphernalia.

“At the time of the search, officers located 79 tablets of Dilaudid, which is a controlled substance,” Davis said. “Other pills were also discovered along with other items that are being sent to the Alabama Department of Forensic’s lab. Officers also found marijuana as well as syringes and other drug paraphernalia items.”

Davis said each of the three arrested were charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance (Dilaudid), unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of marijuana, second degree.