Three arrested for drug activity in New SitePublished 11:50am Thursday, September 13, 2012
Twenty-four dogs and an undisclosed amount of money were taken from a New Site home when police executed a search warrant.
Evidence of illegal drug activity led to three arrests. De Carlos Holley, 41, was charged with possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), first-degree possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Jaquintin Jacarlos Sanders, 21, of Sylacauga, was charged with possession of a controlled substance (cocaine). Talonche Karie Hunter, 22, of New Site, was charged with possession of a controlled substance (cocaine).
Police also confiscated cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia during the operation.
Evidence of illegal dog fighting was also discovered. New Site Police Chief John McKelvey said the investigation is still ongoing and charges related to illegal dog fighting are pending.
The Humane Society of the United States assisted the law enforcement agnecies in rescuing the 24 dogs.
“Dog fighting is a felony crime in Alabama and one that we take very seriously,” McKelvey said. “This will not be tolerated in our community.”
The search warrant was executed at the residence of De Carlos Holley on Ala. Hwy. 22 East. Alabama State Troopers, Alexander City Animal Control, Alexander City Housing Authority, Alexander City Special Response Group, Tallapoosa County Narcotics Task Force, Fifth Judicial Narcotics Task Force (Randolph County) assisted the New Site Police.