Jackson Co. deputies find 2 pounds of meth & other drugs, guns, inside Woodville home

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SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is calling a recent drug bust substantial. It included pounds of drugs, hundreds of dollars and multiple guns.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says Friday, members of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit and Patrol Division Deputies arrested three people at a home on Cobb Street in Woodville.

Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen says the office was alerted to the situation based on multiple tips reported to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office web page.

Harnen says deputies went to the home on Cobb Street and located several people in and at the residence. “Based on our investigation were able to obtain probable cause to get a search warrant for the residence,” Harnen says.

During that search deputies found two pounds of methamphetamine “ICE”, nearly two pounds of “high grade” marijuana, nine grams of cocaine, assorted controlled pills, drug paraphernalia, nine guns, and money.

Anthony Ferrell Olinger and Alice Veronica Hardin were arrested and charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, unlawful possession of controlled substances, possession of marijuana 1st degree, possession of drug paraphernalia, and receiving stolen property 3rd degree.

Deputies say additionally Hardin was charged with being a fugitive from justice based on an outstanding arrest warrant from Georgia.

James Adam Ginn was also arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and loitering in a drug house.

The home where the search happened isn’t far from Woodville School. Harnen says more charges could follow because of that proximity. “I think a lot of this meth was going to not only Jackson County but also into some adjoining counties,” Harnen says.

Neighbors say there was always activity at the home. “This is substantial for us,” Harnen says, “We don’t normally get pounds of methamphetamine, so this is substantial for our area.”

The investigation will continue. Harnen says more arrests are expected in this case, and potentially more charges.