On Saturday May 5, a joint investigation by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, SBI/ADETF Region F and U.S. Postal Inspectors culminated in the arrest of five persons for drug-related offenses in the Bryant area of Jackson County. During this investigation, approximately two pounds of methamphetamine ice, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, a methamphetamine laboratory, one firearm and $3,035 in cash were seized.
As a result of this investigation the following persons were arrested and charged with the listed charges:
James McDaniel, 51 of Bryant, Ala., who was charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Conspiracy to Traffic Methamphetamine, Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of a Forged Instrument and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. McDANIEL remains in custody on a $77,800 bond.
Robin Moore, 38, of Higdon, Ala., was charged with Conspiracy to Traffic Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Possession of Marijuana. She remains in custody of $25,600 bond.
Charles Gass, 35, of Trenton, was charged with Loitering in a Drug House, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Failure to Pay on a Speeding Ticket (warrant). Gass remains in custody on a $600 bond.
Michael Cloud, 58, of Trenton, Georgia wo was charged with Loitering in a Drug House. CLOUD was released on $300 bond.
James Broyles, 49 of Wildwood, was charged with Loitering in a Drug House. Broyles was released on a $300 bond.
Jackson County Sheriff Chuck Phillips said: "This in a major drug seizure for our county and the North Sand Mountain area. This investigation shows that interagency cooperation can lead to large amounts of drugs being taken off of our streets".
The sheriff said the estimated street value of the seized methamphetamine is between $120,000 and $250,000 depending on the purity of the product.