Two arrested with intent to sell marijuana candies, vape cartridges
FROM STAFF REPORTS
COLUMBIANA — On Thursday evening, July 9, narcotics investigators with the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force executed a search warrant in the Inverness Landing Apartment complex on Valleydale Road, in North Shelby County, across the street from Inverness Elementary School. The search warrant followed the interception of a shipment of marijuana-laced edibles and high concentrates of marijuana vape cartridges, valued at approximately $16,359. During the search warrant, additional narcotics were discovered to include illegal prescription pills and marijuana.
Arrested at the scene were 30-year-old Clifford Darnelle Tuck of Birmingham and 24-year-old Trey Deon Riggins of Birmingham.
Tuck, who was previously arrested four months ago by Jefferson County Deputies for trafficking illegal drugs, is charged with six counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, possession of a forged instrument first degree, unlawful possession of a credit/debit card, illegal possession of prescription drugs, unlawful possession of marijuana first degree, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Tuck is currently being held in the Shelby County Jail on a $102,000 bond.
Riggins is currently charged with drug trafficking, unlawful possession of controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana first degree, possession of a forged instrument first degree, unlawful possession of a credit/debit card, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Riggins is currently being held in the Shelby County Jail on a $131,000 bond.
“This case began with our Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies,” said Capt. Clay Hammac, commander, Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force. “Thanks to a collaborative effort from local residents and deputies, we were able to remove hundreds of highly concentrated marijuana vape cartridges and candies from the community, most of which were intended to be sold to school age students. We intend to send a very clear message of zero tolerance to drug dealers that our students, our families, and our communities are our highest priority.”