TALLAPOOSA COUNTY, AL (WTVM) – Three men have been arrested after a Tallapoosa County drug trafficking ring was broken up.
Terrance Johnson, age 45, of Alexander City, Andrew Kilpatrick, age 42, of Dadeville, and Frensedrick "Nunny" Thomas, age 40, of Alexander City were arrested after a parcel of mail suspected to contain a large amount of illegal drugs was intercepted by investigators.
A controlled delivery of the package was made and the men were arrested a short time later.
Through an investigator sharing network, police were able to determine the estimated shipment of four pounds of high-grade marijuana and an additional two pounds in the suspects' possession.
This led to a total of 2,265 grams of high-grade marijuana— a street value of approximately $45,000.
In a separate investigation of illegal narcotics being shipped, investigators received information about a suspicious package in Opelika. A drug-sniffing K-9 found the package and law enforcement did a controlled delivery.
The police recovered approximately 679 grams of high-grade marijuana and several Xanax bars from the residence. The narcotics had a combined street value of $10,000.
Johnson was arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit a controlled substance trafficking crime.
Kilpatrick was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana 1st degree, possession of controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Thomas was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana 1st degree.
The Tallapoosa County Narcotics Task Force, Elmore County Drug Task Force, Opelika Police Department & K-9, US Postal Inspectors, Dadeville Police Department and the Alexander City Police Department helped in the investigation.
The investigation of the illegal trafficking as well as the distribution and possession of narcotics is ongoing in Tallapoosa County.