Five arrested on drug charges in Alex City

Five were arrested on drug charges Friday.

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Five people were arrested on drug charges Friday when the Tallapoosa County Narcotics Task Force executed a search warrant on a robbery suspect in Alexander City, according to the Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Office.

The task force was following up on the location of the robbery suspect and, during a search of the residence at 10th Avenue and vehicles parked at the site, investigators recovered seven grams of meth, marijuana and $279 in cash, the sheriff’s office said in a press release.

The sheriff’s office said those arrested were Kayla Sweat, 29, of Alexander City; Zachary Thaggard, 26, of Dadeville; Eric McCormick, 28, of Camp Hill; David Hogan, 35, of Alexander City; and Claudia Layfield, 24, of Dadeville.

Sweat and Thaggard were each charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, second-degree possession of marijuana, illegal possession of prescription drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

McCormick was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance, two counts of

possession of drug paraphernalia and promoting prison contraband.

Hogan was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Layfield was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The investigation of the possession, distribution and trafficking of illegal narcotics is ongoing in

Tallapoosa County, the sheriff’s office said.