Drug Enforcement Task Force Makes Big Drug Bust in Lee County

The Alabama Drug Enforcement Task Force made a major drug bust at a Lee County home.

Two men arrested at a house on Lee Rd. 554.

Officers seized two firearms, about 17 grams of heroin, 220 grams of methamphetamine, and some marijuana.

They arrested 23-year-old Dalton Forehand and 22-year-old John Preavy.

“We had received complaints from area residence in regards to suspected criminal activity at this residence,” said Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones.

Sheriff Jones said concerned neighbors called law enforcement saying they found drug paraphernalia in the front yard and their calls ultimately led to the arrest of these two men.

“The public’s information, like this case, can be extremely helpful in bringing individuals to justice. One of the complaints we received is they were afraid to let their children play outside and when you have a situation like that it doesn’t make a difference what the circumstances are. We want to address it as soon as we possibly can and resolve that situation,” said Sheriff Jones.

This isn’t the first time this house has been mentioned in our newscasts.

In this same house is where 48-year-old Mark Hagler was arrested and charged with murder for the beating death of 15-month-old Konner Flowers in June 2017.

Hagler is Preavy’s stepfather.

“This residence was involved in an investigation earlier this year where a young child was killed and the individual was arrested. It’s is the same home where it occurred and one of the arrestees in this case is the stepson of the individual who was arrested and charged of the murder of the young child,” said Sheriff Jones.

“The child was devastating and hearing about the drugs is shocking,” said one neighbor.

Both men are being held in the Lee County jail on multiple state and federal charges.

Forehand from Ellerslie, Georgia is charged with distribution of a dangerous drug , possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Forehand is being held in the lee county jail on $29,000 bond.

Preavy, who lived at the residence, charged with possession of a controlled substance,marijuana and drug paraphernalia, possession of a pistol by a violent felon and conspiracy to commit a controlled substance crime. Preavy on an almost $114,000 bond.

The Alabama Drug Enforcement Task Force is comprised of officers from the State Bureau of Investigation, Chambers County Sheriff’s Office, Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Macon County Sheriff’s Office, and the Tallahassee Police Department.

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