Roundup ends with 25 arrests for JPD, WCSO

By RON HARRIS, Daily Mountain Eagle
Posted 12/30/17

The Walker County Sheriff’s Office, Jasper Police Department and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration conducted a joint drug roundup Thursday that ended with 25 arrests for drug-related and other illegal crimes.

Charges ranged from illegal drug …

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Roundup ends with 25 arrests for JPD, WCSO

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The Walker County Sheriff’s Office, Jasper Police Department and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration conducted a joint drug roundup Thursday that ended with 25 arrests for drug-related and other illegal crimes.

Charges ranged from illegal drug distribution, possession and outstanding warrants to failure to appear in court and resisting arrest.

Several months of undercover work by both the sheriff’s office and Jasper Police Department led up to Thursday’s roundup, officials said.

Police are continuing to search for 12 additional suspects wanted for selling illegal drugs in the county.

Those arrested, and charges filed against them, were:

•Patricia Elain Key, 51, of Jasper, unlawful distribution of a controlled substance

•Joey Lee Aderholt, 51, of Pineywoods, distribution of a controlled substance

•Brian Tremain Hankins, 37, of Jasper, distribution of a controlled substance

•Tomaka Nicole Vinson, 41, of Jasper, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful distribution of a controlled substance

•Jeffery Dewayne Townley, 52, of Jasper, two counts of distribution of a controlled substance

•Joseph Vance Sherer, 55, of Jasper, third-degree criminal mischief, third-degree criminal trespassing

•Gregory Dewayne Pugh, 25, of Carbon Hill, unlawful distribution of a controlled substance

•Alanna Nichole Poe, 19, of Jasper, unlawful distribution of a controlled substance

•Steven Campbell, 49, of Empire, third-degree criminal mischief

•Kimberly Ann Groce, 42, of Carbon Hill, unlawful distribution of a controlled substance

•Kenya Davis Pugh, 23, of Carbon Hill, unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, bondsman’s process

•Joshua Anthony Wideman, 26, of Nauvoo, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, second-degree theft of property, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, third-degree criminal trespassing

•Ashley Nicole Harris, 29, of Jasper, unlawful distribution of a controlled substance

•Kathrin Roshell Canada, 30, of Jasper, unlawful distribution of a controlled substance

•Posey Dillon Browning, 32, of Oakman, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia

•Timothy Richard Robertson, 49, of Jasper, unlawfulpossession of a controlled substance

•Nicholas Jermaine Poe, 35, of Jasper, unlawful possession of a controlled substance

•Brandon Thomas German, 20, of Nauvoo, unlawful distribution of a controlled substance

•Randall Lawayne Owens, 26, of Empire, domestic violence - harassment, second-degree assault

•Brian Darnell Casey Sr., 45, homeless, failure to appear on second-degree assault, bondsman’s process

•Matthew Barton Clark, 44, of Parrish, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia

•Shanese Tashae Hubbard, 25, of Jasper, two counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance

•Tyler Johnson, 29, of Jasper, failure to appear

•Jensen Lefan, 18, of Cordova, resisting arrest

•Elizabeth Hope Guthrie Wright, 30, of Jasper, failure to appear.

Walker County Sheriff Jim Underwood said the cooperation between his department and Jasper police was crucial to the success of Thursday’s arrests.

“These drug investigations often cross jurisdictional boundaries, leading narcotics investigators into other areas of the county and different police jurisdictions. The cooperation between the Sheriff’s Office and Jasper Police Department, along with other police departments in the county, is essential when targeting drug dealers,” Underwood said. “The drug problem weighs heavily on people’s minds, especially during the holidays, when family members who are addicted to drugs can’t participate in family gatherings as well as those families who have lost loved ones to drug addiction. We work everyday to improve public safety for the citizens of our county.”

Jasper Police Chief J.C. Poe echoed Underwood’s comments.

“I’m proud of the work our department is doing working with the sheriff’s office,” Poe said. “It’s very important that we all work together, and I feel like we’ve got a lot accomplished by doing that.”

Poe said his narcotics officers have spent several months working on drug-related cases in the city.

Anyone with any information on drug dealing may call the Walker County Sheriff’s Office at 205-302-6464 or the Jasper Police Department at 205-221-2121. A link to Crime Stoppers can be found on the sheriff’s website at www.walkercountysheriff.com. They may also send a text message to 847411. In the body of the message type “walker” and then the tip itself.