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.