Mac Gipson
Administrator

William E. Thigpen
Assistant Administrator


Robert W. "Bubba" Lee
Board Chairman

Samuetta H. Drew
Board Member

Michael Ingram, MD
Board Member


June 16, 2014

Talladega County Man Arrested for Marijuana Possession


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                CONTACT: Dean R. Argo                                                                                                (334) 213-6330

 

 

 

Talladega County Man Arrested for Marijuana Possession 

 

              Coosa County Sheriff Terry Wilson recently announced the arrest of a Talladega County man jailed on possession of marijuana. Nathan Allen Smith, who lives in Sylacauga, but owns property in Coosa County, was arrested and charged on June 7, 2014, after more than 100 marijuana plants were found on Smith’s land near Rockford.

  County Sheriff’s Deputies, answering a domestic call, chased an unidentified person into a nearby field. Upon entering the field, deputies found 107 marijuana plants growing in various size pots. Alabama ABC Agents assigned to the Moonshine Task Force were called and asked to assist with the case.

After the property owner was identified as Nathan Allen Smith, Coosa County Sheriff’s deputies obtained a warrant for his arrest. Lieutenant Scott Hammond of the Coosa County Sheriff’s Office located Smith traveling to Sylacauga the following day and took him into custody. Smith was charged with Possession of Marijuana 1st , processed, and placed in the Coosa County jail to await trial.

Alabama ABC Board agents are often asked by county and municipal law enforcement agencies to assist because of their expertise in and handling of drug and alcohol investigations.  ABC Agents are responsible for enforcing laws dealing with alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs.

              Anyone with any information about this case or any other illegal activity is encouraged to call the ABC Board Hotline at 1-800-327-7341.

 

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