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- 13 indicted in federal drug probe
- Teen arrested at “Junteenth” festival
- Tomatoes pulled from shelves
13 indicted in federal drug probe
Federal, state and local law enforcement
officials spent Friday morning rounding up drug suspects charged in
a Calhoun County crack cocaine distribution ring. A 25-count
indictment unsealed Friday in Birmingham's federal court charges at
least 13 people in the conspiracy to unlawfully possess with the
intent to distribute more than 50 grams of crack from November 2005
to May 19. Greg Borland, assistant special agent in charge of the
Drug Enforcement Administration in Alabama, declined to comment on
the arrests, other than to say, "It's a significant case."
Prosecutors in a press statement described it as a "violent drug
trafficking ring." Some of the suspects made initial appearances
and had arraignments before U.S. Magistrate T. Michael Putnam Friday
afternoon. Detention hearings are scheduled for some of the suspects
on Monday. Those charged are: Roosevelt Adamson Jr. ,Fannie L.
Jenkins ,Tito F. Jones ,Maurice L. Kirby ,Jankowicz D. McElderry
,James Munford, Brenda Joyce Pittman, Maurice Shundrick Price ,Daryl
L. Thompson, Chantley S. Williams, Penelope Alexis Monaka Williams
,Anthony Alvino Woods ,Earnest Lavell Wynn. Prosecutors also
intend to seek the forfeiture of some property in Anniston and a
black Dodge Charger.
Teen arrested at “Junteenth” Festival
Hundreds turned out Saturday for Annistons 16th
annual Junteenth celebration in Annistons Zinn Park. An event
celebrating the emancipation proclamation, organizers say the event
is a chance for the community to celebrate its freedom and to bring
the community together. Only one incident reported at this years
celebration. A 15 year old was arrested after he fired shots into
the air from a 22 caliber pistol. Off Duty sheriffs deputies,
working security were able to apprehend the teen and recover the 22
caliber revolver. The teen was arrested and charged with reckless
endangerment, a class a misdemeanor. Authorities said that there
was already an outstanding juvenile pickup order for the teen from
Calhoun County. He was transported to the coosa valley detention
EPA begins cleanup
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began
removing lead contaminated soil Friday from an abandoned brass
foundry and started trucking the waste to a St. Clair County
landfill. Dawn Harris-Young with EPA’s Office of External Affairs
Media Relations said lead contaminated soil from the abandoned
Lincoln Metals Corporation/Heartland Faucet facility is being
treated on-site, rendering the soil non-hazardous. She said the
treated soil is then being trucked to the Cedar Hill Landfill in
Ragland, a Subtitle D landfill.
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