Almost 100 illegal drug arrests made in Franklin County; sheriff surprised

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ala. – It’s the first time the Franklin County Sheriff ran the numbers. Sheriff Shannon Oliver knew there had been several drug-related arrests over the last several weeks, but he had no idea just how many they had made.

“It was surprising,” stated Oliver. “I know there were a lot of days and nights that there was not a lot of rest.”

Each morning Sheriff Oliver reads over the arrest logs. Late last week he decided to crunch some numbers. Oliver went back 60-days to mid-August taking note of each drug-related arrest. What he found was between deputies and drug task force agents 98 people had been arrested.

Sheriff Shannon Oliver

“That’s a lot for us; that’s a lot of arrests,” Oliver explained. “There’s plenty of more out there, but that’s a lot of arrests and a lot of work.”

Sheriff Oliver said several of the arrests stem from community involvement. Residents would call and complain about illegal drug activity, in turn, deputies and drug task force agents would go as far as knocking on their door.

Oliver said illegal drugs used to stay in isolated pockets around Franklin County, not anymore.

“It seems like it is becoming every part of the county, every corner, it’s everywhere you turn, there is something to do with drugs.”

The sheriff says agents and deputies weren’t focusing solely on drugs – the numbers just sort of happened. He’s giving credit to them for following up on complaints and taking initiative.

With all of the drug arrests in the last 60-days, Sheriff Oliver said there were days the jail would be housing more than 140 inmates. A 30% increase over a normal day.

Below is the list of those arrested and charged, provided by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.

  1. Timothy Lane, 38, of 715 Franklin St. Russellville, AL, arrested for outstanding warrant.
  2. James Guy Riggs, 39, of 1043 Bethlehem Rd. Russellville, AL arrested for Probation Violation.
  3. Stacy Marie Payton, 29, of 32850 Hwy 25N Golden, MS arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance.
  4. Cecilia Speakman Motes, 31, of 1528 Hwy 64 Spruce Pine, AL arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance w/ intent to distribute and Attempting to Elude.
  5. Jeremy David Motes, 41, of 1305 Hwy 13 Spruce Pine, AL arrested for Attempting to Elude, Resisting Arrest and outstanding warrants.
  6. Alysia Uzdil, 40, of 1035 McGuire Loop Russellville, AL arrested for DUI.
  7. Pedro Gaspar Pedro, 20, of 2063 Willow Dr Russellville, AL arrested for Endangering Welfare of a Child.
  8. David Scott Frost, 45, of 162 Frost Ln Russellville, AL arrested for Theft of Property 2nd and Possession of Controlled Substance.
  9. Ashley Nicole Baker, 31, of 121 Ethan Ave Russellville, AL arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance.
  10. Bruce Wayne Cothrum, 43, of 100 Town & Country Lot E1 Russellville, AL arrested for Violation of Protection Order.
  11. Jeffrey Dewayne Baker, 53, of 408 Lauderdale St Russellville, AL arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  12. Phillip Dewayne Edwards, 25, of 4979 Hwy 77 Russellville, AL arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance.
  13. Jeffrey Wade Campbell, 39, of 5041 Hwy 20 Phil Campbell, AL arrested for DUI.
  14. Marty Joseph Duncan, 27, of 1043 Vandiver Hollow Rd Tuscumbia, AL arrested for outstanding warrants.
  15. Jerry Joshua Alexander, 37, of Double Springs, AL arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance.
  16. Maxwell Leo Thigpen, 54, of Russellville, AL arrested for Possession of Marijuana 2nd and Tampering w/ Evidence.
  17. Hershel Ray Dutton Jr, 42, of 1955 Co Rd 167 Moulton, AL arrested for Theft of Property 1st.
  18. Dylan Blake Dutton, 19, of 1318 Jackson Ave Russellville, AL arrested for Theft of Property 1st.
  19. Dallas Colton Dutton, 18, of 100 Town & Country Lot A12 arrested for Theft of Property 1st.
  20. Christopher Hubert Martin, 34, of 32800 Hwy 724 Russellville, AL arrested for Burglary 3rd.
  21. Adam Lee Strickland, 22, of 1331 Railsplitter Rd Phil Campbell, AL arrested for outstanding warrants.
  22. Timothy Andrew Arnold, 31, of 100 Russell De Villa D1 Russellville, AL arrested for Child Abuse and Domestic Violence 2nd.
  23. Cory Lee Aday, 27, of 85 Woodstown Rd Leighton, AL arrested for Burglary 1st.
  24. Michael Damian Baker, 33, of Russellville, AL arrested for Disorderly Conduct and Public Intoxication.
  25. Pamela Rene Morris, 42, of 724 Mon Dye Rd Phil Campbell, AL arrested for outstanding warrants.
  26. Walter Ray Dutton, 40, of 6144 Co Rd 136 Town Creek, AL arrested for outstanding warrants.
  27. Austin Lee Shirley, 23, of 6021 Gravel Hill Rd Phil Campbell, AL arrested for Possession of Marijuana 2nd and Drug Paraphernalia.
  28. Jeremy Ross Brooks, 30, 896 Hindman Rd Hodges, AL arrested for outstanding warrants, Possession of Controlled Substance, Drug Paraphernalia and Promoting Prison Contraband 2nd.
  29. Tammy Sue Bell, 37, 812 Gaines Ave Russellville, AL arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance, Tampering w/ Evidence.
  30. Lisa Marie Clark, 39, of 1949 Hwy 48 Russellville, AL arrested for outstanding warrants.
  31. Brandon Earl Clark, 22, of 1949 Hwy 48 Russellville, AL arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance and outstanding warrants.
  32. Jason Sherman Baker, 40, of 282 4th Ave Hamilton, AL arrested for DUI.
  33. Terry Lee James, 48, of 111 Village Green K2 Red Bay, AL arrested for Receiving Stolen Property 4th.
  34. Stacy James, 44, of 111 Village Green K2 Red Bay, AL arrested for Receiving Stolen Property 4th.
  35. Marina Black, 19, of 2404 Hwy 41 Russellville, AL arrested for Possession of Marijuana 1st.
  36. Bowen Kyle Self, 31, of 988 Hwy 324 Vina, AL arrested for DUI.
  37. Samantha Lynn Dickinson, 26, of 37502 Hwy 43 Hackleburg, AL arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance and Attempt to Commit a Controlled Substance Crime.
  38. Joshua Timothy Medina, 33, 15365 Hwy 24 Russellville, AL arrested for Theft of Property 2nd.
  39. Donald Ray Humphres, 49, 3727 Hwy 247 Red Bay, AL arrested for outstanding warrants.
  40. Brian Keith Hamm, 44, of 4753 Hwy 11 Red Bay, AL arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance and Drug Paraphernalia.
  41. Robert Lee Eaves, 31, of 531 Cuba Ridge Rd Phil Campbell, AL arrested for outstanding warrants.
  42. Dion Edward Joseph, 41, of 174 Hwy 32 Vina, AL arrested for outstanding warrant.
  43. Courtney Renay Parker, 27, of 2800 Old Vina Rd Red Bay, AL arrested for Burglary 1st, Possession of Controlled Substance, Disorderly Conduct, Public Intoxication, Resisting Arrest, Attempting to Elude, Assault 2nd, and Chemical Endangerment of a Child.
  44. J.C. Sonny Johnson, 48, of Tremont, MS arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance, Tampering w/ Evidence, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct, Attempting to Elude, Assault 3rd and Obstructing Government Operation.
  45. Darin Scott Stanphill, 47, of 166 Johnson Kelton Cir Golden, MS arrested for Chemical Endangerment of Child, Resisting Arrest and Obstructing Government Operation.
  46. Stephanie Renae Smith, 40, 910 Old Vina Rd Vina, AL arrested for Chemical Endangerment of Child, Possession of Controlled Substance and Obstructing Government Operation.
  47. James Alan Lindley, 48, 518 Meadow Dr Red Bay, AL arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance, Drug Paraphernalia and outstanding warrants.
  48. Christopher Michael Burney, 40, of Vinemont, AL arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance and outstanding warrants.
  49. Joseph Anthony McCalpin, 34, of 440 3rd St Russellville, AL arrested for Distribution of Controlled Substance.
  50. Jeremy Dale Parrish, 24, of 86 Thomas Dr Russellville, AL arrested for outstanding warrant.
  51. Gary Don Williams, 39, of Phil Campbell, AL arrested for Drug Trafficking.
  52. Tiana Fay Hyde, 27, of Ford Rd Phil Campbell, AL arrested for Drug Trafficking, Chemical Endangerment of Child, Possession of Controlled Substance and Distribution of Controlled Substance.
  53. Gregory James Etinger Jr, 41, of Russellville, AL arrested for outstanding warrants.
  54. Mark Anthony Pruitt, 43, of 843 Hwy 183 Haleyville, AL arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana 2nd and Drug Paraphernalia.
  55. Joshua Benjamin Johnson, 23, of 4201 Hwy 34 Haleyville, AL arrested for Possession of Marijuana 2nd.
  56. Jason Floyd Baker, 37, 1673 Hwy 40 Phil Campbell, AL arrested for Unlawful Breaking/Entering a Vehicle and Public Intoxication.
  57. Brandon Wayne Holland, 21, of 4697 Hwy 187 Hamilton, AL arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance and Possession of Marijuana 2nd.
  58. Jason Alexander Palmer, 21, of 1802 Peabody St Florence, AL arrested for Illegal Possession of Prescription Medication.
  59. Zachary Steven Hall, 21, 439 Hwy 28 Red Bay, AL arrested for Disorderly Conduct, Public Intoxication and Illegal Possession of Prohibited Liquor.
  60. Travis Wade Nix, 39, 90 Campbell Arms B8 Phil Campbell, AL arrested for 3 counts of Burglary 3rd, Theft of Property 1st, Theft of Property 2nd, Theft of Property 4th.
  61. Elizabeth Marie Vandiver, 34, of 1588 Hwy 89 Phil Campbell, AL arrested for outstanding warrants.
  62. Eric Glenn Campbell, 47, 4522 Hwy 20 Phil Campbell, AL arrested of Possession of Controlled Substance, Drug Paraphernalia and outstanding warrants.
  63. Brandon Lewis Hurley, 33, of 6720 Hwy 19 Apt. 59 Vina, AL arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance and outstanding warrants.
  64. William Everett Taylor, 44, of 188 Stults Rd Hackleburg, AL arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance w/ Intent to Distribute.
  65. Joshua Wade Baker, 31, of 224 Austin Dr Phil Campbell, AL arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance and outstanding warrants.
  66. Charles Coleman Poores, 29, of 1137 Hwy 23 Vina, AL arrested for outstanding warrants.
  67. Heather Deanna Hughes, 40, of Iuka, MS arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance.
  68. Eric Rayburn Miller, 39, of Red Bay, AL arrested for outstanding warrants.
  69. Kaden Duane Oxendine, 22, of 722 Hwy 94 Russellville, AL arrested for outstanding warrants.
  70. Megan Renee Wilson, 30, 722 Hwy 94 Russellville, AL arrested for Hindering Prosecution 2nd.
  71. James William Jones, 43, 100 Ridgecrest B5 Russellville, AL arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana 1st, Resisting Arrest, Attempting to Elude, Illegal Possession of Prescription Medication, and outstanding warrants.
  72. Mark Lee Davis, 27, 960 Ingle St Hackleburg, AL arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance, Resisting Arrest, Attempting to Elude, Assault 3rd, Drug Paraphernalia and outstanding warrants.
  73. Peter Michael Luttrell, 27, of 183 Frederick Rollins Rd Hackleburg, AL arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance, Attempting to Elude and Drug Paraphernalia.
  74. William Seth Frederick, 21, 805 Hammock Rd Golden, MS arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance, Drug Paraphernalia and Attempting to Elude.
  75. Joshua James Gibson, 31, of 1971 Hwy 61 Spruce Pine, AL arrested for outstanding warrant.
  76. Mindy Leann Woodard, 32, of 8572 Hwy 48 Russellville, AL arrested for Drug Trafficking, Possession of Controlled Substance, Promoting Prison Contraband 2nd and Drug Paraphernalia.
  77. Deandra Kaye Whitehead, 33, of 4191 Duncan Creek Rd Russellville, AL arrested for Drug Trafficking, Possession of Controlled Substance and Drug Paraphernalia.
  78. Derek Kendall Motes, 29, of Phil Campbell, AL arrested for outstanding warrants.
  79. Anthony Dewayne Baker, 35, of Phil Campbell, AL arrested for outstanding warrants.
  80. JK Abbott Jr, 52, of Russellville, AL arrested for outstanding warrants.
  81. Norma Benefield Castle, 46, of Russellville, AL arrested for outstanding warrants.
  82. William Paul Quillen, 63, of 100 Town & Country C8 Russellville, AL arrested for Hindering Prosecution 2nd.
  83. Justin Thomas Mayfield, 30, of 1680 Elm St Russellville, AL arrested of Possession of Controlled Substance and outstanding warrants.
  84. Courtney Ray Strickland, 35, 100 Triplett Dr Red Bay, AL arrested for outstanding warrants.
  85. Jennifer King Hughes, 38, of 703 Gum St Russellville, AL arrested for outstanding warrants.
  86. Kimberly Leann Lafine, 28, Hwy 80 Russellville, AL arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance.
  87. Barry RC Lane Jr, 27, Beach St Russellville, AL arrested for outstanding warrants.
  88. Carl Clinton Hall, 29, Mullins Ave Russellville, AL arrested for Distribution of Controlled Substance.
  89. Tina Louise Edwards, 42, Mullins Ave Russellville, AL arrested for Conspiracy to Commit Controlled Substance Crime.
  90. Billy Joe Snow, 34, Hwy 81 Russellville, AL arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance, Resisting Arrest, Drug Paraphernalia and outstanding warrants.
  91. Stevens Ray Higgins, 42, Lost Creek Rd Russellville, AL arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance.
  92. Stephen Shane Powell, 35, Russellville, AL arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance and Promoting Prison Contraband 2nd.
  93. Ashley Nicole James, 28, Green Rd Russellville, AL arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance.
  94. Clark Norman Kendrick, 42, Signore Dr Russellville, AL arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance, Assault 1st, Assault 3rd, Resisting Arrest, Drug Paraphernalia, Attempting to Elude, Disorderly Conduct, Reckless Endangerment and outstanding warrants.
  95. Ana Maria Brooks, 21, Underwood Mtn Rd Tuscumbia, AL arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance and Drug Paraphernalia.
  96. Jacob Alexander Williams, 18, Sagefield St Fulton, MS arrested for Rape 2nd.
  97. Michelle Lynn Mitchell, 42, Hwy 56 Russellville, AL arrested for Drug Paraphernalia and Public Intoxication.
  98. Malea Dawn Smelser, 39, Gail Ave Russellville, AL arrested for Drug Trafficking and Possession of Controlled Substance.