HENAGAR, Ala. (WHNT) – A late night traffic stop in Jackson County led to the arrest of two people on a total of 19 drug charges.
The woman they arrested faces four other charges for lying to officers about her identity.
Deputies stopped 51-year-old James Paul Morgan and 49-year-old Amy Lynn McCoullough, both of Henagar, for a traffic violation on Alabama Highway 40 near Dutton. Investigators said McCoullough initially identified herself as Dianna Morgan. They later learned that is the name of James’s Morgan’s deceased wife.
Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen said deputies found crack cocaine, marijuana, and pills inside the car, along with a gun for which Morgan did not have a proper permit.
The sheriff’s office then got a search warrant for Morgan’s home, where Harnen said deputies found more marijuana, pills, and drug paraphernalia.
James Paul Morgan is charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance for crack cocaine, two counts of possession of a controlled substance for pills, one count each for possession of marijuana and possession of prescription medication, and carrying a pistol in a vehicle without a permit.
Amy Lynn McCoullough is charged with six counts of possession of a controlled substance for pills, four counts of possession of prescription medication, one count each of possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance for crack cocaine, and possession of drug paraphernalia. She is also charged with obstruction of justice by use of false name as well as three counts of forgery for pretending to be Dianna Morgan.