FIRST TO REPORT: Alabama Drug Enforcement Task Force Makes Big Drug Bust, Arresting Three in Smiths Station

A big drug bust leads to three arrests and it’s a story you’ll only see on WLTZ.

The Alabama Drug Enforcement Task Force arrested Derrick Walker of Smiths Station on three counts of drug trafficking, Matthew Hall, of Beauregard, on 2 counts of drug distribution and Amanda Bunn also of Cussetta for possession of controlled substances and drug paraphernalia. The force said state and firearm violations will be sought against Walker and Hall.

They were arrested on Lee Road 242 and 594 in Smiths Station Thursday.

The force seized $10,000 in cash, 9 firearms, five ounces of meth, 20 fluid ounces of “lean” – a combination of hydrocodone cough syrup and sprite ,15 grams of high grade marijuana, 4 grams of cocaine and two vehicles.

The force says more people will be arrested in connection to this investigation on drug distribution and trafficking charges, but those names are not yet being released. Those arrests are pending as active arrest warrants have been turned over to the U.S. Marshal Service.

The Region D Alabama Drug Enforcement Task Force (ALDETF) is made up of Agents from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s State Bureau of Investigation (SBI), Tallassee Police Department, Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Macon County Sheriff’s Office, Chambers County Drug Task Force. This operations was also assisted by Tactical Units from Lee County Sheriff’s Office and The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, with aerial support provided by the Alabama National Guard Counter Drug Unit.”

According to Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones “The enforcement actions conducted in Lee County yesterday were the result of on-going investigations into criminal activity involving illegal drugs and firearms. The arrests of individuals suspected of committing crime and the seizures of controlled substances and firearms are the direct result of the recently activated multi-agency Alabama Drug Enforcement Task Force. Joint efforts by multiple agencies in Task Force form bring more resources to the mission of detecting and removing those who pose threats to our communities.”

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