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Police seize drugs, arrest one in raid

Published 11:26am Saturday, January 12, 2013

Authorities confiscated drugs, money, firearms and a vehicle after executing a search warrant on and Jackson’s Gap residence.

John Farrel Adamson, 22, of Jackson’s Gap, was charged with two counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, first-degree possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to a release by the Tallapoosa County Narcotics Task Force, the operation came after conducting period of surveillance and several controlled buys from the residence.

Investigators seized a 1987 Chevy Pickup, 12 grams of marijuana, prescription medication, several firearms and approximately $513 in cash.

Task Force Investigator Fred White said Adamson wasn’t at the top of the distribution hierarchy but he wasn’t at the bottom either.

“He was a middle level dealer for that area,” White said. “The marijuana he was selling was high grade – he was probably getting $20 to $30 a gram for it.”

Adamson is being held on a $10,000 bond at the Tallapoosa County Jail.

The operation was a joint effort between the Narcotics Task Force, Crime Interdiction Task Force, Alexander City Housing Authority Investigators and the Alexander City Special Response group.

The investigation into the distribution and possession of illegal narcotics is ongoing in Tallapoosa County.

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