Search warrant leads to drug trafficking charge
Published 1:07 am Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Deputies arrested a man on drug charges after the Pike County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant Monday night.
Lawmen found two one-pound bags of marijuana and nine one-ounce bags of marijuana at 231 Legion Road. Sheriff Russell Thomas said the street value of the drug was about $4,500.
A set of digital scales and $3,000 in cash was also seized.
Tarvarus Tiawain King, 30, of Troy, was charged with drug trafficking and possession of drug paraphernalia. Thomas said King is not a first time offender and is being held at the Pike County Jail.
“This was part of an ongoing drug investigation and plays a part in our attempt to eradicate Pike County of illegal drugs,” Thomas said.
The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Alabama Corrections Department’s K-9 Unit.
“There is a lot of intelligence that goes into these cases where you are able to obtain a search warrant, execute it and be successful in making an arrest,” Thomas said. “This is another success story in the war on drugs.”