Two Marshall County men arrested for Trafficking and Robbery during safety check-point

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James Erwin (Left) Jimmy Mansel (Right)

MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Morgan County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested two men allegedly involved in a crime spree that started in Huntsville and ended in Lacey’s Spring.

Sheriff Ana Franklin reports that Deputies were conducting a Safety check-point on HWY 231 near Old River Road when they made contact with 36-year-old James Erwin and 22-year-old Jimmy Mansel, both from Arab.

Deputies say that both men had outstanding warrants and upon searching the vehicle Methamphetamine, Adderall, and Marijuana were all discovered.

The Morgan County Drug Task Force was contacted and agents located items in the vehicle that allegedly linked Erwin and Mansel to a robbery that had occurred just hours earlier in  South Huntsville.

With the assistance of ALEA Narcotics Agents, the Task Force also located a bag of Methamphetamine under the hood of the vehicle.

Both suspects were arrested and charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine, and Possession.

Erwin is in custody on a $7,800 bond, Mansel’s bond is set at $8,100.

Both suspects are facing pending Robbery charges with the Huntsville Police Department as well.




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