Alleged heroin dealer nabbed in traffic stop

Published 2:04 pm Tuesday, February 1, 2011

By BRAD GASKINS / Staff Writer

A Birmingham man was arrested Jan. 27 on outstanding drug-related warrants.

Edwin Dewayne Stitt, 27, was booked into the Shelby County Jail, where he is being held on $3.03 million bond.

Edwin Dewayne Stitt

Stitt was charged with distribution of a controlled substance and two counts of trafficking drugs. All three charges involve heroin, according to the Shelby County Drug Task Force.

Stitt was taken into custody during a traffic stop on Frontage Road, which is between Valleydale Road and 119, just off 31.

Stitt was pulled over after failing to use a turn signal, according to Lt. Chris George, commander of the drug task force. Stitt had switched tags on his vehicle and did not have a driver’s license or insurance, George said.