Four Month Drug Operation Yields 5 Arrests, Over 1 Kilogram of Cocaine

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – An extensive four month operation led to the arrest of five Huntsville men and the seizure of drugs, money, and handguns

Agents from the Madison-Morgan County HIDTA Drug Task Force, DEA , HPD SWAT, HPD K-9, Decatur Narcotics, and Morgan County Narcotics worked together to execute this operation and arrest these men.

Agents conducted search warrants in the Huntsville/Madison County area, at 342 Jasmine Drive, 3202 Delia Lane, 141 Wilkenson Drive, and 2107 Gilbreath Road. They were able to seize 1,151 grams cocaine, 131 grams of marijuana, 60 grams of opiates, two handguns, one of which was reported stolen, and $1,415 in currency.

The five men arrested are:

Charleston Antonia Watts aka “Charlie Hustle” b/m dob 12-19-81, of Huntsville
Antonio Lavar Burton aka “Fat Toney” b/m 11-17-83, of Huntsville
Travis Leonard Leslie b/m dob 07-06-78, of Huntsville
Richard Lee Smith b/m 05-18-82, of Huntsville
Laquinton Jerrod Ervin b/m 09-20-90, of Huntsville

Charges on the listed men range from Trafficking in Cocaine, Trafficking Opiates, Distribution of Narcotics, and weapons charges. All five subjects were processed in the Madison County Jail with various bonds.


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