Police seize meth, weapons, more in raid on drug house
By DON FLETCHER
News Staff Writer
Atmore police were still searching this week for the resident of a reputed drug house — located on the fringe of the city’s limits and just a few yards from the home of a high-ranking police officer — that was raided by city, state and federal officers early Friday morning, January 3.
Police Chief Chuck Brooks announced in a January 6 press release that city patrol officers, along with Alabama Drug Task Force agents and U.S. marshals, executed a search warrant at a residence on Cross Road, a short thoroughfare that connects U.S. 31 with South Road.
The search warrant was the culmination of a lengthy investigation into illegal narcotics activity at the residence, Brooks said.
According to the press release, officers discovered an undisclosed amount of methamphetamine inside the house, as well as scales used for weighing drugs and several pipes for smoking meth and other illicit substances. Also found were at least four firearms, a sword and a stolen road sign.
Brooks noted that the person believed responsible for the drug activity was not at home when the raid occurred. But, he added, arrest warrants have been signed for the unidentified individual.