Montgomery man arrested for drug trafficking

Published 2:34 pm Thursday, July 26, 2018

A Montgomery man was arrested on July 23 on drug trafficking and possession charges after a Clanton Police response to a domestic violence report on July 22 sent him running.

“While chasing the subject through the house, they observed narcotics lying around the house in plain sight,” according to a release from the department.

Reginald Lekeith Nelson escaped capture through a window in the 14th Street Clanton residence.

The house was secured, and CPD narcotics detective Sgt. David Bone responded to the scene.

After obtaining a warrant, officers searched the house.

Recovered from the residence was a bag containing a large amount of marijuana and crack cocaine, two firearms (including one stolen firearm) and numerous drug paraphernalia, according to the release.

Nelson is in the custody of the Chilton County Jail, where he faces charges for drug trafficking ($60,000 bond), possession of marijuana ($5,000 bond), ex-felon in possession of firearm ($15,000) and first-offense drug paraphernalia ($750 bond).

“The responding patrol officers not only handled their call, but helped to get these dangerous drugs off the street, as well as the firearms,” the release reads. “Many times, the everyday calls turn into a much bigger situation. Great job, guys.”