Decatur Police Arrest, Charge Man with Trafficking Cocaine

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DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT)- Decatur Police arrested a man Thursday on numerous drug related charges.  Investigators say they found Richard Mitchell in an apartment at 1208 Brookline Avenue.

According to the police report, investigators spend much of the month looking into reported drug activity in the area.   They obtained a search warrant for the apartment.

Police say when they arrived at the residence Mitchell ran to another apartment, but was later located.

Inside of Mitchell’s apartment, police say they found 28 grams of cocaine and a large amount of U.S. currency.

In addition to a charge of trafficking cocaine, Mitchell also faces charges of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana 2nd degree, criminal trespass 1st degree, and resisting arrest.

Mitchel is currently being held in the Morgan County jail on a $504,500 bond.

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