Four arrested during SCDETF search warrant
COLUMBIANA- The Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force executed a high-risk search warrant, which resulted in drug seizures and multiple arrests, in the area of Shelby County 446 in Columbiana on the morning of Wednesday, May 3.
With the help of the Shelby County Multi-jurisdictional Tactical Response Unit, SCDETF narcotics investigators confiscated methamphetamine, fentanyl-laced heroin, prescription pills intended for individual sale, suboxone, marijuana and several items used as drug paraphernalia.
Cody Dewayne Talton, 27, and Kathy Olean Bryant, 59, of Columbiana, Jonathan Earl Baker, 28, of Shelby and Christopher Lee Fisher, 36, of Chelsea were arrested during the search.
Talton was charged with trafficking methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, unlawful distribution of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Talton is currently being held at the Shelby County Jail on a $1,022,000 bond.
Bryant was charged with two counts of distribution of a controlled substance and one count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. She is currently being held at the Shelby County Jail on a $31,000 bond.
Baker was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Baker is being held without bond at the Shelby County Jail.
Fisher was arrested on unrelated charges. According to SCDETF Commander Clay Hammac, there were outstanding warrants against Fisher from the Coosa County Sheriff’s Office. Fisher was held at the Shelby County Jail, and later transported to the Coosa County Jail.
“The success of this operation is due to the assistance of our Tactical Response Unit. These teams addressed a critical need in assisting our unit with the service of a considerable high risk search warrant,” Hammac said. “It is our hope that this operation is just one of many to come in the very near future.”