Five drug arrests made in past week
by W. Brian Hale
Oct 15, 2010 | 4283 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
CARBON HILL — Five drug arrests involving charges ranging from possession of controlled substances to carrying drug paraphernalia were made over the past week according to Carbon Hill Police Chief Heath Allred.

•Royderick O’Neil Brown, 26, of Carbon Hill was arrested Saturday for first-degree possession of marijuana.

•Terry Wayne Derrick, 41, of Carbon Hill was arrested Tuesday for unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

•Polly Elizabeth Wright, 60, of Carbon Hill was arrested on Saturday for driving under the influence and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

•Tammy Darlene Cain, 43, of Carbon Hill was arrested Sunday for second-degree possession of marijuana.

•George Herron, 60, of Carbon Hill was arrested Tuesday for possession/use of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

Carbon Hill also arrested Patricia Raines Brasher, 40, of Nauvoo on non-drug related charges of five counts of fraudulent use of a debit card. Allred reported that Brasher faces similar charges in Winston County and Jasper. The case is still under investigation.

“The majority of these cases were made on traffic stops, where the drivers were obviously impaired or acting erratically, which prompts our officers to dig deeper,” Allred said. “These are our newer officers who were making these stops, and it showed a level of awareness and maturity that makes me very proud of those guys.”

Allred also said that many of the arrests were made in collaboration with the Walker County Sheriff’s Office and the Walker County Narcotics Enforcement Team.

“We had great cooperation from both Sheriff Tirey’s department and the NET team in these operations,” Allred said. “I really hope it’s just the tip of the iceberg and that we’ll continue to see these good results as we take back our community.”