If you drive north of Hoover for a little more than two hours, you will come to Rogersville, Alabama. The police department there recently announced that they served a search warrant at 2 in the morning and made six arrests on drug-related charges, as well as allegations of firearms violations.
Law enforcement officials reported that as officers arrived at the residence to serve a search warrant, they saw a 24-year-old man run from a vehicle parked in the driveway. They said they saw him throw a handgun and a baggie as he ran.
Officers arrested the man a few blocks away and took four other people at the residence into custody. Inside the home, they said they found five ounces of methamphetamine, firearms and drug paraphernalia.
A spokesperson said the officers "also found marijuana, pills, methamphetamine and a pistol scattered in and around the vehicle that was in the driveway." Officers also said the baggie the man had tossed while running from the parked vehicle contained meth.
According to a news report, the man who ran has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, attempting to elude police and carrying a concealed weapon without a permit. A 40-year-old man arrested at the scene was charged with drug trafficking and receiving stolen property.
Another 40-year-old man is accused of meth possession. A 25-year-old woman faces a meth possession and marijuana possession charges, as well as a firearms violation. A 32-year-old woman is accused of weed possession, while a 38-year-old woman is accused of met possession and second-degree marijuana possession.
All of the defendants face potentially harsh punishments if convicted on all charges. If you or a loved one is in a similar situation, speak to a skilled criminal defense attorney about your legal options before talking to a prosecutor.