Man caught with kilo of meth

Published 6:12 pm Tuesday, July 1, 2014



A traffic stop yielded about 2.2 pounds of methamphetamine and a federal trafficking charge Monday evening. The stop was made on U.S. Highway 231 North at around 5 p.m. and was a joint effort of the Troy Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

After receiving information from the DEA, officers located Calen Odell Chacone, 23, of Newton, Ala., and observed his vehicle until they were given probable cause to stop and conduct a search with one of the City’s K-9 units.

“Troy Police Department Narcotics investigators attached to the 12th Judicial Drug Task Force had a Troy Police Department K-9 conduct an open air search of the vehicle, at which time the K-9 alerted to the presents of narcotics,” said Lt. Bryan Weed.

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Chacon was charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. He was transported to Montgomery where he is being held without bail pending a detention hearing in the Federal Court of the Middle District of Alabama.

Weed said 2.2 pounds is a very large amount of meth to find on someone. The meth amounted to nearly 1,000 grams, which is more than 35 times the amount needed for a trafficking charge.

“In state court, 28 grams is trafficking. This was a kilo of meth,” he said.

Chief Jimmy Ennis said the task force has been a great help in the ongoing fight against drug trafficking.

“We greatly appreciate the hard work of the Troy Police Department’s Narcotics Investigators and agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration,” he said.