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Operation Red Dawn netted 17 arrests in a Monday operation seizing ecstasy, marijuana, crack cocaine, synthetic marijuana and 2 1/2 gallons of a precursor to the “date rape” drug GHB or gamma hydroxybutyrate.

“We’re seeing a rise in the club drug or exotic drug use in Tallapoosa County and we are asking the public to use caution,” said Sgt. Fred White of the Tallapoosa County Narcotics Task Force in a release. “The Alabama Department of Forensic Science drug analysis reports that we use in court, have found that these club drugs such as ecstasy or MDMA may contain any mixture of narcotics, from cocaine to methamphetamine and even Ketamine, which is used to tranquilize horses.”

Law enforcement seized approximately 116 grams of ecstasy, 61 grams of marijuana, 21 grams of crack cocaine, 28 grams of synthetic marijuana in Operation Red Dawn.

Operation Red Dawn was a joint agency effort with the Tallapoosa County Narcotics Task Force, U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force, Alexander City Housing Authority, Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department, Alexander City Police Department and Chambers County Sheriff’s Department Aviation Unit executed multiple search warrants in the Dadeville and Alexander City areas.

Markee “Fred” Wilkerson, 32, of Dadeville was arrested and charged with 12 counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, three counts of chemical endangerment of a child, trafficking in ecstasy, possession with intent to distribute, first-degree possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Wilkerson was currently out of jail on $12,000 bond and is awaiting trial on first-degree possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance. Wilkerson has also been convicted on drugs in the past.

Sharonte Johnson, 31, of Dadeville was arrested and charged with three counts of chemical endangerment of a child, possession with intent to distribute, trafficking in ecstasy, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

William Burns Jr., 59, of Jacksons Gap was arrested and charged with certain persons forbidden to possess a firearm, first-degree possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Eric McCormick, 29, of Camp Hill was arrested and charged with one count of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, first-degree possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Eric McCormick was found guilty of drug charges in the past.

Susan McCormick, 55, of Camp Hill was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Miquial Johnson, 18, of Camp Hill was arrested and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Darrell “Aguy” Allen, 42, of Dadeville was arrested and charged with unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, five counts of chemical endangerment of a child and possession of a controlled substance. Allen has been convicted on drug charges in the past.

April Bryant, 43, of Jacksons Gap was arrested and charged with unlawful manufacture of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Larry Collins, 38, of Alexander City was four counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, trafficking in ecstasy, first-degree possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Stephanie Cone, 24, of Dadeville was arrested and charged with trafficking in ecstasy, possession of a controlled substance, first-degree possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Alaskan Johnson, 27, of Alexander City was arrested and charged with first-degree possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Kayla Coggins, 32, of Alexander City was arrested and charged with possession of controlled substance, first-degree possession of marijuana, illegal possession of prescription drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Jacari Hall, 25, of Alexander City was arrested and charged with first-degree possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Hall has been convicted of drug charges previously.

Naisha Hall Blakeley, 41, of Alexander City was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

Martin Sweat, 33, of Alexander City was arrested and charged with three counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance.

Roderick Johnson, 35, of Alexander City was arrested and charged with one count of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance. He is currently out on bond awaiting trial on possession of a controlled substance. He also has a previous possession of drug conviction.

Francheska Sheeley, 30, of Alexander City was arrested and charged with second-degree possession of marijuana and tampering with physical evidence. Sheeley has previous convictions for possession and distribution of drugs.