published Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Opium found in Jackson County drug bust

Five ounces of suspected opium was seized when Jackson County, Ala., narcotics officers raided a Flat Rock home Friday.

In a news release, Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen called it “kind of an intersting case,” adding, “we don’t see much opium around here.”

He said officers executed a search warrant at a home on County Road 756, seizing 8 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia along with the suspected opium.

Three people in the house were charged with trafficking in opium and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. They are Felicia Diane Pope, 27, of Bryant, Ala.; Alisha Larue Fay, 24, of Flat Rock; and Chase Zane Goolsby, 25, also of Flat Rock.

A fourth person ran outside as deputies arrived but a tracking dog led officers to his hiding place in a field. was tracked by Ronald Earnest Pick Jr., 31, of Flat Rock, was charged with the same offenses as the others. All were being held on $55,000 bonds.

A small child was in the home and was handed over to the Department of Human Resources, Harnen said.

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