Two arrested on meth trafficking

Published 11:00 pm Tuesday, October 4, 2016


Two Bessemer men were arrested on Friday in Troy and charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, as well as one count of possession of a controlled substance.

Steven Anthony Forman, 29, and Joshua Ian Harris, 27, were arrested in the parking lot of a Pike County business at approximately 9 p.m. on Friday night.

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According to Sheriff Russell Thomas, information gathered by the Houston County Sheriff’s Office and the narcotics division of the State Bureau of Investigation showed that the meth was being delivered to Pike County.

“Two men from the Birmingham area were arrested on Friday night in a parking lot of a local business here in Pike County,” Thomas said. “The men were arrested while making a delivery of crystal meth.”

Each of the men was also in possession of heroin and Xanax tablets, Thomas said.

A third arrest was made in Houston County on Monday of Darlene Halks, who was also charged with trafficking in methamphetamines and possession of heroin and Xanax tablets.

Harris has been released on bond. Forman remains in the Pike County Jail on $75,000 bond.

Trafficking in methamphetamine over 28 grams is a felony punishable by no less than three years in prison and a $50,000 fine.