HALEYVILLE - Investigation into possible selling and distribution of methamphetamine out of a residence on Newburg Road has resulted in the arrest of a Haleyville man after a traffic stop discovery of 94 grams of meth, along with drug-related items including proceeds from illegal sales.
Arrested on the traffic stop where the vast amount of meth was confiscated was Frank Lee Collins, 50, of 2725 Newburg Road, charged with trafficking meth, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of brass knuckles, according to Winston County Sheriff’s Investigator Jacob Eward.
“Ninety-four grams of meth is a lot for our county,” Eward pointed out. “I’m very proud we were able to get this off the streets and keep the community safe.
“We’re going to put an end to the drug problem in Winston County,” Eward pointed out.
Edward and fellow investigator Caleb Snoddy have been conducting surveillance over the past month of an individual suspected of selling or distributing narcotics from his residence, Eward said.
After 1 1/2 months of surveillance, the sheriff’s office established Collins’ movement and pattern, resulting in a traffic stop conducted on Wednesday, Feb. 26, he said.
* When someone is accused of a crime, it is merely an accusation until or unless the person is proven guilty in a court of law.
See the complete story in the March 4, edition of The Northwest Alabamian.