Authorities make big drug bust in Limestone County

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LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – A big drug bust in Limestone County started as an attempted traffic stop.

The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit seized 196 ecstasy tablets, MDMA and marijuana.

Monday – ALEA state troopers attempted to stop a car on Interstate 65 for speeding. The driver failed to stop and led the trooper and a Limestone County Deputy on a high-speed chase, which ended on Thach Road near Highway 251.

Three people were in the vehicle all within reach of a firearm. All three are now facing multiple charges.

Kendricuz Hodges, 22 of Meridian, Miss. and Ladarius Fowler, 19 of Cuba, Ala. are each facing charges of drug trafficking, possession of a concealed weapon without a permit, and violation of State Board of Health rules. Both are being held in the Limestone County Jail on a $51,250 bond.

Samantha Menefee, 22 of Clarksville, Tenn. is charged with attempting to elude, reckless endangerment, drug trafficking, possession of a concealed weapon without a permit, possession of drug paraphernalia, and violation of State Board of Health rules. Menefee is also in the Limestone County Jail on a $54,250 bond.

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