Franklin County Arrests 50 In Year-Long Drug Roundup

By  | January 15, 2020 | Filed under: News

FRANKLIN COUNTY-On Tuesday, January 14 the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department released a statement concerning a year long investigation into drug crimes in Franklin County with the help of several state, county and federal agencies:

“On 01/14/2020 numerous law enforcement agencies conducted a narcotics arrest warrant operation in Franklin County and the surrounding area. Investigators with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and Russellville Police Department assigned to the ALEA Region E Drug Task Force conducted an extensive narcotics investigation in the region with the assistance of other area narcotics units. The investigation was conducted for approximately 1 year and is still ongoing.

Working with the Franklin County District Attorney’s Office the investigation was titled “Direct Impact”, reflecting the direct strike this operation took to the local drug distribution community. The investigation resulted in over 80 Grand Jury indictments / arrest warrants being issued for subjects involved or related to the investigation.

The operation as of today has resulted in 50 subjects being arrested and booked into the Franklin County Jail. Six additional felony drug charges were made during the operation as well as 3 individuals taken into custody that were wanted by other agencies. Numerous other arrests are expected and will follow as investigators follow up on further leads and information regarding the whereabouts of the remaining wanted subjects. Today’s operation was a collaborative effort involving the following participating agencies:

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Franklin County District Attorney’s Office, Russellville Police Department. Red Bay Police Department, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency – State Bureau of Investigation, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency- Region E Drug Task Force, Alabama Board of Pardons and Parole, Alabama Department of Corrections – K9 Unit, Alabama Department of Conservation- Enforcement Division, Alabama State Fire Marshal’s Office, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Colbert County Sheriff’s Office, Colbert County Drug Task Force, Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office, and United States Marshal Service- Gulf Coast Fugitive Task Force.”

Subjects arrested as of 01/14/2019 are as follows:

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