Officers confiscated thousands of dollars, drugs and guns while executing search warrants. | Austin Nelson
Officers confiscated thousands of dollars, drugs and guns while executing search warrants. | Austin Nelson

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Bust nets drugs, guns

Published 11:18am Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Tallapoosa County Narcotics Task Force confiscated more than 3.5 pounds of marijuana and $4,885 while executing multiple search warrants across the county.

The operation also resulted in the arrests of three Tallapoosa residents and seizure of 20 grams of cocaine, 55 Lortab pills, seven firearms and a 2007 Dodge Charger.

Alonzo Bridges, 37, of Dadeville, was charged with four counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substances, first-degree possession of marijuana, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Joneil Lako Cox, 30, of Dadeville, was charged with three counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, possession with the intent to distribute, first-degree possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Cartavious Shadon Stovall, 22, of Camp Hill, was charged with two counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, trafficking marijuana, possession of an unlicensed pistol and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Investigator Fred White, with the Tallapoosa County Narcotics Task Force, said that these subjects were arrested at different locations throughout the county.

“These arrests were the result of an investigation we worked that spanned from Dadeville to Camp Hill,” White said. “

White said the warrants were executed simultaneously – while these warrants stemmed from the same investigation, White said the suspects weren’t all working together.

Police also confiscated a variety of drug paraphernalia including digital scales and plastic bags. White said a handheld police scanner was seized at one of the residences.

Bridges was released on a $126,000 bond, Cox was released on a $101,000 bond and Stoval was released on a $85,000 bond.

Several agencies were involved in the operation, which spanned multiple months. The Crime Interdiction Task Force, Dadeville Police Department, Alexander City Police Department, Alexander City Special Response Group, New Site Police Department, Tallassee Police Department and Drug Enforcement Agency were involved in the effort.

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