published Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Seven arrested in Alabama synthetic marijuana roundup

A 4-month investigation into trafficking and distribution of synthetic marijuana has led to the arrests of 7 people in DeKalb County, Ala., a news release states.

Today agents with the DeKalb County Drug Task Force, the Fort Payne Police Department, DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, Drug Enforcement Agency, Alcohol Beverage Control Board and United States Marshals Service executed search and arrest warrants throughout Fort Payne and DeKalb County.

Arrested were Antonio D. Lockett, charged with conspiracy to traffic and unlawful distribution of a controlled substance; Brad L McElrath, Troy Johnson and Zachery T. Croft, each charged with two counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance; Noel Croft and April Wiggins, each charged with one count of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance.

Wiggins also is charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Octaves Javari Nash was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

About 100 controlled pills were seized as well as an undetermined amount of SPICE, methamphetamine, scales and one firearm, according to the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office.

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