Joint operation nets drug bust in Maplesville

Published 4:42 pm Friday, November 2, 2018

By J.R. Tidwell / Editor

A joint operation by members of the Chilton County Sheriff’s Office, Clanton Police Department and Maplesville Police Department has resulted in the arrest of 39-year-old Wesley Ryan Morrow and 32-year old Bridgett Lee Schoener, according to CCSO Assistant Chief Deputy Shane Mayfield.

According to Mayfield, a drug search warrant was executed on Taylor Drive in Maplesville on Nov. 1.

Morrow and Schoener were arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st Degree, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Unlawful Possession of Prescription Medication.

Schoener (top)                                                    Morrow (bottom)


“Morrow additionally has a bond revocation due to previous drug charges that he was set to be sentenced on (Nov. 5) in Chilton County Circuit Court,” Mayfield said in a press release. “During the course of the search, agents recovered approximately one pound of marijuana, powder cocaine, crack cocaine, methamphetamine, Oxycodone tablets as well as approximately $2,500.00 in cash.”

Mayfield said these arrests will be the first of “many multi-agency operations to come” due to the cooperation of the different law enforcement agencies involved.

“The Chilton County Sheriff’s Office, Clanton Police Department and Maplesville Police Department have recently combined their drug enforcement efforts,” he said in the release. “The agents are housed in the same office, work together daily and share equipment and information/intelligence about ongoing investigations in their respective jurisdictions. It is a force multiplier for all the agencies involved and will allow us to more effectively target problems in our county.”

The information for this particular bust was developed by CPD and shared with MPD and the CCSO, which resulted in the joint investigation and the arrests of Morrow and Scoener.

“We are confident that this partnership will result in more efficient drug enforcement efforts in our county,” Mayfield said in the release.