Clanton police search home for drugs

Published 4:49 pm Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Clanton Police Department executed a drug search warrant Wednesday morning at a home in the 100 block of 13th Street.

Clanton Narcotics Agents have had numerous complaints about the home, according to Police Chief Brian Stilwell.

Stilwell said Clanton agents have purchased illegal narcotics from the residence four times under this search warrant.

The main target of the search warrant, who wasn’t indentified, wasn’t at home, but Clanton detectives have arrest warrants and are looking for him, Stilwell said.

In total, Clanton agents and Chilton County Sheriff’s Department agents have purchased narcotics from the home more than 20 times, Stilwell said.

“In fact, the front door was still damaged from the last search warrant served at the home, and if they keep selling drugs, we will knock it down again,” Stilwell said. “The residents that live in West End deserve to live in peace and have the same quality of life as everyone else in Clanton. We are working hard to get these dealers off our streets and out of neighborhoods.”

Marco Simon, 27 of Clanton, was arrested Wednesday for possession of marijuana and for failure to pay child support. A small amount of what is believed to be marijuana was recovered during the search, Stilwell said. No bond had been set yet for Simon as of Wednesday afternoon.

The search warrant was served around 11:30 a.m. Seven other people were detained at the home during the search but were released without charges.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story incorrectly reported that the drug search warrant was executed Tuesday. Wednesday is the correct day.