UPDATE: Decatur Police Seize 35 lbs of Pot, $10,000 in Cash

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DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) –  Decatur police seized more than 35 pounds of pot and more than $10,000 in cash at a residence on Cedar Lake Road.

We got a viewer tip about this bust. When we reached out to Decatur police, we discovered that two people from 613 Cedar Lake Road had been charged with trafficking.

Mario Gibson was charged Trafficking in Cannabis and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Rosie Gibson was charged with Trafficking in Cannabis.

The marijuana seized had a street value of approximately $46,000, according to Decatur police.

Mario Gibson’s bond is set at $25,500 cash only. Rosie Gibson’s bond is set at $2,500.

If you have a tip, you can email us at news@whnt.com.


    • Michael

      I get the trafficking part, but maybe there wouldn’t be near as much illegal trafficking if we just legalized it already.

  • soldier

    alabama will never legalize pot. they won’t even legalize gambling. this state would rather be broke with the schools broke then to bring the lottery that we so desperately need. the government has to much control as it is. legalize .

    • Michael

      Unfortunately you may be right, and I’ve never even smoked marijuana. Smells awful IMO but if other people want to do it I’m not stopping them. I think it’s going to have to be legalized on a federal level, which is inevitable I believe, in order for it to be legal around here.

  • imnotsure

    I happen to leave somewhat close to that area , thank god that devil plant is gone. That stuff creates volcanos , i new something was up when i saw death clouds forming over my beloved neighborhood.Now they just need to target the less harmful drugs like meth and cocaine

    • Stephanie Young

      if anything is the “less harmful drug” its marijuana !!! you are out of your mind to say meth and cocaine is less harmful!!! yeah i hope that was a sarcastic remark myself. atleast marijuana is a NATURAL PLANT which also in case you didnt know IS SAVING CHILDRENS LIVES WHO SUFFER FROM SEIZURES WITH TUMORS IN THEIR BRAINS. id like to see meth and cocaine do something that remarkable. it WONT , it will make it WORSE if not kill someone the first time they do it. HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU HEARD OF SOMEONE DYING FROM MARY JANE??? cant answer that one…. now on the other hand HOW MANY PPL HAVE DIED FROM THE MANNNN MADEEEE DRUGS , COCAINE, METH, HEROINE, ICE, SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA (SPICE), BATH SALTS. some ppl these days really erk my nerves .

      • Ryan Strongarm

        Mrs. young,

        While I can appreciate the passion that you bring to the table discussing this topic, I am fairly certain one of the following are true:

        1) The poster to which you responded is blessed with a IQ lower than 60


        2) You need to work on your sense of sarcasm =)

  • ariel

    seriously though it is shameful they wasted time on this. its harmless, and the only harm that comes from it comes from the police


    Don’t you guys just love the “shock & awe” photo ops for victimless crimes? Who cares if someone buys, sells or smokes pot? As long as they are not driving and or injuring someone else by their behaviors/action.

  • praying citizen

    This is so sad..
    people are so harsh! Why they always gotta focus on the negative… why everybody has to bring up his prior charges… you don’t know his story you don’t know her story.. I’ve only known one perfect man to walk tis earth

    • Decatur Woman

      You are so stupid!!! Those kind of charges will always follow you. He has been in trouble with the police every since he was a teenager. Mario Gibson has always lived a thug life! Some people in Cedar Lake do not want this kind of activity in our neighborhood!! You must be a relative or you just may have been a buyer!!

    • Decatur Woman

      Praying Citizen, I may not know his or her story and don’t care to, but what I do know is the story that is the main focus of this discussion right now. That is Mario and Rosie, busted!! I repeat, Mario and Rosie, Busted! I rest my case with you Drug Dealer Defenders of Decatur!! DDDOD! Start a community rally, because I just gave you a great name for your group!

  • caliboss

    the greatest plant in the universe is almost free, LET FREEDOM RING! 13

    Senator Kimberly Yee of Arizona is denying a marijuana research bill for vetarans, she should be jailed

    “any doctor against marijuana is a doctor of death” – cali secret 420

    from 0 states to half the country, from low 20% approval to almost 70%, cali runs this planet by 2 decades, time to tie marijuana to the 2014, 2016 elections, out with the old, in with the new

    20 years behind us southern states, sad and scary….nobody denies freedoms like the south, nobody…the top ten incarcerators on the planet are southern states…even if marijuana reforms did pass the republiCANTS in charge would deny you all your freedoms, centuries of practice…no matter though, we never planned on getting your backwards brethren from day one, half the country already but not one southern state, lol…not 1….my turn, I gave you 20 years, watch and learn

    Deaths by Alcohol and Tobacco: Millions
    Deaths by Prescription Drugs: Quadrupled in last decade
    Deaths by Guns: Millions
    Deaths by Marijuana: 0, ever…they are killing my American family while denying freedom

    love and freedom forever


  • look at yourself

    Decatur women he is a great father and working men look at to family LOL I know who you is LOL and your family isn’t perfect

    • Exactly

      You’re right!!!! He is a great dad!!!!!!! Praying for this FAMILY!!!! He, his wife, son, and other member of his family! A lot of people are doing worse just so happens this man and woman got caught!

      • Decatur Woman

        Exactly!! You must be a family member of the Drug Dealer! O.k. everybody join hands and let’s pray for the Drug Dealers of Decatur!! There are Laws everyone must abide by, but apparently some people think this man can do what he choose to just because he is a GREAT FATHER…. Real Fathers show their children how to make their life successful. I guess you can be the Father Figure now! Great job Taskforce!

    • Decatur Woman

      First of all ” look at yourself” the name is Decatur Woman, and did you mean great work in MAN? Please proof read before you post dummy!! I am glad they are cleaning Cedar Lake up!! And please tell me how is he a good father, trafficking drugs around them? You are really sick minded. Kids adapt to what they see in their environment, in & out traffic all threw the night, I am surprise the children got any rest!! Quit defending people when they are in the wrong! Thank God a drug deal never went bad with the children in the home, many of our young children are loosing their life over their stupid Parents bad choice decisions!! Oh by the way, he will be a great dad behind those prison walls, you think?

    • Decatur Woman

      LOL!! I know who you is…. please talk English so people can understand what you are trying to say. I do not understand THUG language!! Please invest in a dictionary, you really could use one!

      • Brandon Parker

        I would just like to recommend doing some independent research instead of just blindly siding with what the DARE officer in your school and the reefer madness propaganda used to preach on TV as public service announcements.

        If prohibition of marijuana actually worked, if prohibition of ANYTHING actually worked, there would be no reason for this man to have 10 pounds of pot. Nobody would want it because it was illegal.

        Outlawing a plant is almost as pointless as nailing Jello to a tree.

  • soldier

    the governor would rather destroy the earth in particular alabama the beautiful drilling for tar oil than to allow a state run lottery and to legalize marijuanna. he wants to run farmers and naturalists off there own land to fund his government mining for this nasty stuff rather than to get large amounts tax dollars from a lottery and or pot…shame on you, shame on you.

  • Exactly

    Decatur woman, no I am not a family member. I’m sure you live a perfect spotless life to be judging this family, right!? Regardless of what negative things you say doesn’t change the fact he is a great dad, and she ( his wife) is a great step mom. Have a great day Decatur Woman!

    • Decatur Woman

      Oh maybe you are a buyer from him, because you sure have your defense up for this family!! Like I said, everyone has to abide by the Laws that are set in place for citizens, this doesn’t exclude Mr. Gibson!! Oh so Rosie is just the Step-Mom? You sure have a lot of information about this family, not to be a family member!! Your just as stupid as these Thugs are… now you have a great afternoon! DDDOD!!

  • Exactly

    And while we are joining hands to pray, let us also pray for those of you who think you are perfect, the closed minded individuals, as well as those who has jokes about praying for drug dealers of decatur.

    • Decatur Woman

      Exactly, its not a joke but becomes one when you think its o.k. for him to participate in trafficking drugs and using he is a great Dad as an excuse!! No one is perfect; I do agree to that, but its an individual choice to make bad decisions and in this case, he made bad decisions so he has to pay for the crime he committed! In this case, the proof is in the picture above, so I can say GUILTY!!! Oh I forgot; he is a Great Dad!! LMBO @ Exactly

  • KB

    I agree with Stephanie. I also have never seen a Doctor prescribe Meth or Cocaine to anyone. Marijuana is the least of our worries but it is still illegal. I hope it does become legal eventually so it can be taxed. There’s the money.

    • Decatur Woman

      Oh I forgot , your the founder of DDDOD! LMBO…. your such an idiot! I can tell I have gotten under your skin… oh well, we shall see the time he gets to serve later on your news channel 19, bringing you great coverage of a great dad he is… LMBO!!

      • Decatur Woman

        Exactly!! Are you serious??? You couldn’t agree more?? Well you stated earlier he is such a great dad, well now you are agreeing with Lisa of feeling bad for the child. Well had you had any common sense, you could had talked to this great daddy and tried to explain to him how this can affect his child, but I am pretty sure you got a piece of the pie in some form, because your upholding for wrongdoings!! I rest my case Exactly… now go and stand in the line asking for assistance as you normally do! Have a great night and please inform me when I should attend your next DDDOD community meeting

  • Exactly

    Decatur Woman, find yourself some business. Had I known what he was doing maybe I would have talked to him. He is a great father and there is a innocent child involved who didn’t ask to be involved in any of this! Why am I even explaining myself to you? And stand in line for a hand out I work 50+ hours a week to take care of myself and my child. And no its not a street job ( before you try to use that lil remark again). Maybe you should hold a meeting for all of the perfect people who have small minds and do no wrong…. Again Lisa, I couldn’t agree more! Now Decatur woman, you have a great night and good luck with your perfect people rally

    • Decatur Woman

      Exactly!! LOL at your dumb butt!!! This just so happen to be News Channel 19 reporting this information, so now its everyone’s’ business. Freedom of speech, I have the right to voice my opinion in this forum just as well as you do. I think I have pissed in your cheerios, really don’t care, but I don’t see you being concerned or commenting on any other drug bust except this one!! Hymmmm , DDDOD, are the ones in Decatur where its greater!! Greater for Thugs and their drug infested in their neighborhood. You sound as stupid as you possibly may look. Who cares if you work 50+ hours a week to take care of your child. This tells me you must have had a deadbeat dad for your child if you have to work this many hours to maintain!! I see you have made bad decision choices also. Word of advice: get an education and maybe you can find you a 40hr. Week job making your ends meet. If your working that many hours, poor thing you, I feel sorry for your child and his education as well. No one can work that many hours and help their kids in school. Give your lil Thug a chance for a future, get your children out of cedar lake where the drug activity is among the child or he or she will follow in their footsteps…. good night honey and get an education so you won’t have to work so many hours at the strip clubs. . LMBO. But your a great MOM I suppose…. Decatur Housing Authority please let this human apply for assistance!!

  • Exactly

    And you are far from under my skin. I pray for people like you as well. Don’t feel left out! God bless you!

  • Lisa

    I am astonished at the remarks here. Everyone has an opinion and of course they are entitled to it. But if there are going to be comments why not refrain from the snide remarks and arguments. That’s exactly what this forum is here for. The media can only say so much so they leave it to the public to amplify the situation and make it worse than what it really is. Am I saying the story above should be taken lightly? No. But look at the story above and look at the comments below. There are more “public opinions and comments” listed then the one paragraph news flash. Stop letting social media make a monster of yourself. In the eyes of the law said persons above committed a crime, right? Ok now move on. Your comments are not helping the situation. Did any of you think that the child can most likely read. And yes children today very tech savvy. They hear & see things and investigate on their own. Don’t you think if the child ever reads this story they will already be hurt enough? Then the petty arguing & name calling the child will have to read will just make it worse. For every action there is a reaction. And in this situation the reaction affects the child and that’s it. Point blank. I’m not on anyone’s side here just the child who is defenseless and didn’t ask to be put in this situation. Everyone has a skeleton in their closet. Thinking you can hide it from your children is a joke. What you do in the dark will always come to light. Again my heart goes out to this child. The child whose classmates saw this getting off their bus after school. The child that is confused and not sure what the hell is going on. So I’m done here. Even though these two didn’t think very clearly about the well being of the child you don’t have to make it worse by dragging the situation and fathers name in the dirt.

    • Decatur Woman

      Lisa, I respect your opinion, but I am not dragging the fathers name in the dirt. Some situations we bring upon ourselves. This is all over the media and if channel 19 feels things are posted on here and see it gets out of hand, trust me they will remove the story, but nothing here has been stated wrong. I voiced my opinion and his family members did also. I’m done, but I do comment on other stories and not just when it involves my family members.

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