Year long drug sting finally over
Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 2, 2004
LINDEN &045;&045; For the past two days the Marengo County Sheriff’s Department, with some help from the Linden Police Department, Demopolis Police Department and state law enforcement have been working to make a bold statement. Officers have put aside sleep, rest and relaxation to put a dent in the drug problem facing Marengo County.
So far, their efforts have netted a great deal of success. In the last two days the Sheriff’s Department has netted 19 arrests including 13 before sunrise Wednesday. The arrests were part of an ongoing effort to cripple drug traffic in the area.
Marengo County Sheriff Jesse Langley said the department had been very busy the last couple of days.
A variety of drugs were found in the stings mostly, crack cocaine and some marijuana. Langley said crack was mostly prevalent in the Wednesday morning bust. He said all those arrested have been charged and booked.
Langley said they had been watching all of the arrested very closely for a long time. Langley said after gathering evidence the department finally felt the time was right to move in.
Christopher Williams, 30, of Franklin Street
Eric Elmore, 36, of Second Avenue
Georgetta Essex, 34, of Third Avenue
Ammon Gracie, 29, of Front Street
Benny Kinsler, 35, of Mariah Avenue
Tyrone Manghan, 32, of Decatur Street
Arrests in Wednesday’s Linden sting were:
James Aldridge, 23, of County Road 44
Adrian Brown, 28, of Beal Street
Rosie Brown, 50, of Beal Street
Henry Ford, 65, of Easley Street
Cederick Rembert, 28, of Tolbert Street
Komell Scott, 28, of Abernathy Circle
Tetreius Summerville, 24, of Highway 28 in Thomaston
Richard Winn, 43, of Gallion
Charles Weatherspoon Jr., 23, of Stought Lane
Jabari Wolf, 25, of Fifth Avenue
Selena Sanders, 33, of Beal Street
Benjamin Chaney, 26, of Gallion
Samson Cook, 50, of Linden
Langley said the operation has been running very well and he expects to see more results.