2 vehicles, drugs, guns and cash seized during drug search in Jackson County, one arrested

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JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. – A Jackson County man is behind bars after a six-month investigation by the narcotics units from the Jackson County and Madison County Sheriff’s Offices. Michael Shane Rorex, 45, faces multiple carges in the case.

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Michael Shane Rorex (Image: Jackson County Sheriff’s Office)

Investigators say they stopped Rorex during a traffic stop on Highway 72 in Scottsboro. In his vehicle, they found methamphetamine, marijuana, controlled pills, a firearm and cash.

(Image: Jackson County Sheriff's Office)

(Image: Jackson County Sheriff’s Office)

Officers then searched the man’s home in Skyline where they found approximately 8.5 ounces of methamphetamine ice and 3 ounces of Marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and several additional firearms. Investigators also seized a 2003 H2 Hummer and a 2007 Mercedes C230 along with $3,487 in cash.

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(Image: Jackson County Sheriff’s Office)

Rorex was charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of marijuana first degree, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, and certain person prohibited from possessing a firearm.

He was transported without incident to the Jackson County Jail and bond has not yet been set.