Agents make drug arrests
by James Phillips
Oct 31, 2010 | 5856 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Two Walker County men were arrested on drug charges last week after search warrants were executed at their homes.

William Frederick “Red” Hubbard, 59, of Boldo was arrested Oct. 25 and charged with trafficking opiates and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Steve Smith, an officer with the Walker County Narcotics Enforcement Team, said 84 methadone and six suboxone pills were found in Hubbard’s possession when officers arrived at his home.

“A lot of people have been calling with complaints from this home,” Smith said. “We were able to make a buy off him, and that number of pills is definitely trafficking.”

Frederick Dwan Poe, 31, of Townley was arrested Oct. 26 and charged with first degree possession of marijuana, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

NET officer Adam Hadder said marijuana found inside Poe’s home was individually bagged and ready for sale.

“We received information that led to a search warrant being issued for Poe’s home,” Hadder said. “It was obvious that he was selling marijuana.”

Hadder said Poe is a convicted felon and a gun was found inside his home.

“We will be turning that information over to the ATF who could seek federal charges against him,” Hadder said.

Both search warrants were executed jointly by the Walker County NET and the Jasper Police Department Narcotics Division.

“Both of our offices had information crucial to each of these cases,” Hadder said. “That happens in many instances, and us working together helps get more drug dealers off the streets.”

Walker County Sheriff John Mark Tirey said the cooperation between the two offices is good for area citizens.

“The working relationship we have with the Jasper Police Department is key in fighting many crimes in our area,” he said. “That ability to work together is a positive for all of Walker County.”