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Law enforcement make 20 drug arrests in Alabama

Tallassee, AL (WTVM) - Investigators from various cities and counties in Alabama say they’ve taken a number of drug dealers off the streets, after a major drug bust that netted more than 20 drug-related arrests.

The Lee County sheriff's department K-9 unit, Tallassee Police Special Response Team, and other authorities executed multiple search warrants in the Wall Street Community of Tallassee, AL.

Leaders with the Tallapoosa County Narcotics Task Force say they seized approximately $1,500 in cash, four guns, marijuana, meth and cocaine during this operation. Charges range from drug possession and trafficking to firearms charges.

The investigation into the illegal trafficking, distribution and possession of narcotics is ongoing in Tallapoosa County.

Other agencies involved include the Tallapoosa County Narcotics Task Force, US Marshal Gulf Coast Fugitive Task Force, Alexander City Housing Authority, Alexander City Police Department Special Response Group and K-9 Unit, ALEA Tactical Team and Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department.

In this story, you can find the mugshots of all those arrested, most from Tallassee. Here are their names and the charges they’re facing:

  • 50-year-old Dale Cardwell - Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Marijuana 1st degree
  • 31-year-old Shiquita Cardwell -  three counts of Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Marijuana 1st degree
  • 53-year-old Alphonso Cardwell - Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • 51-year-old Randolph Crawford - four counts of Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Marijuana 1st degree
  • 53-year-old Bobby Williams - three counts of Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance
  • 20-year-old Deroya Smith - Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance
  • 35-year-old Christopher Smith - three counts of Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance
  • 28-year-old Melvin Lightfoot - two counts of Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance
  • 27-year-old Antavia Riley - four counts of Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana 2nd degree, Illegal Possession of Prescription Drugs and Possession of Short Barreled Shotgun.
  • 22-year-old Timmie Riley - Possession of Marijuana 2nd degree, Illegal Possession of Prescription Drugs and Possession of Short Barreled Shotgun
  • 51-year-old Henry Greer - Possession of Marijuana 2nd degree, Illegal Possession of Prescription Drugs and Possession of Short Barreled Shotgun
  • 60-year-old Willie Freeman - Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance and Criminal Conspiracy to Commit a Controlled Substance Crime
  • 38-year-old Shannon Kolb - four counts of Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Marijuana 2nd degree
  • 24-year-old Travis Thornton - two counts of Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance
  • 25-year-old Brandon Taylor - Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • 41-year-old Christopher Turner - two counts of Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance
  • 27-year-old Cornelius Ricks - Possession of Marijuana 2nd degree and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • 55-year-old Ronnie Chisolm of Jackson’s Gap, AL - Trafficking in Hydrocodone
  • 48-year-old Joseph Schonberger - Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Marijuana 2nd degree
  • 44-year-old Gregory Pate - Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Non Child Support

The suspects in the graphic attached to this story are as follows. 

L-R Top to Bottom:

Shiquita Cardwell, Ronnie Chisolm, Randolph Crawford, Shannon Kolb, Melvin Lightfoot

Gregory Pate, Timmie Riley, Joseph Schonberger, Christopher Smith, Travis Thornton

Christopher Turner, Bobby Williams, Alphonso Cardwell, Deroya Smith, Brandon Taylor

Antavia Riley, Dale Cardwell, Willie Freeman, Henry Greer, Cornelius Ricks

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