Three arrested in Pine Hill drug case

Published 1:58 pm Monday, March 8, 2010

PINE HILL – Three Pine Hill men were arrested Thursday, the result of a nearly two-year joint investigation by the Pine Hill Police Department and Alcoholic Beverage Control.

Date: March 08, 2010

Officers executed three search warrants in the Pine Hill Police Jurisdiction last week where two alleged drug dealers were arrested under Federal Indictments Warrants for Illegal Distribution of Cocaine.

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All three search warrants were executed March 4. The searches were executed at Peachtree Apartments in Pine Hill, and at two residences on Alabama Highway 5 South in Pine Hill.

Arrested were Anthony T. Anderson, a 30 year old black male of Pine Hill, charged with Unlawful Distribution of Cocaine; Solomon Johnson, a 53 year old black male of Pine Hill, charged with Unlawful Distribution of Cocaine and Scotty Bishop, a 38 year old white male of Pine Hill, charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd Degree.

“I would like to thank the ABC Board and its agents for their cooperation in investigating and following through on the illegal drug trafficking in our area,” Pine Hill Police Chief John Brown said. “I would like to thank the following agencies for their help and support in executing the search warrants: ABC Board, Clarke County Sheriff’s Department, Marengo County Sheriff’s Department, Grove Hill Police Department, U. S. Army R.A.I.D. helicopter unit and member of the Pine Hill Police Department.”

Brown said Thursday’s arrests were part of his department’s enforcement of its “zero tolerance” drug policy.

“…If you are selling drugs or want to sell drugs, don’t do it here or you will go to jail,” Brown said. “As I’ve said before we already have several other dealers caught and they just don’t know it yet, but they will soon.”