Multi-agency bust nets 3 arrests; drugs, firearms seizure
Published 3:06 pm Saturday, June 8, 2019
By J.R. TIDWELL / Editor
A months-long joint investigation by Chilton County Sheriff’s Office, Clanton Police Department and Calera Police Department resulted in the arrest of three people and the seizure of multiple types of drugs, weapons, currency and a vehicle on June 5.
According to Assistant Chief Deputy Shane Mayfield, “the Chilton County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Division executed a drug search warrant in the 400 block of County Road 116 south of Montevallo. During the course of the search warrant, agents located and seized approximately three ounces of methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana, hundreds of controlled prescription pills, liquid methadone, sublingual Suboxone strips, approximately $4,000 in currency, and 25 firearms. One of the firearms had been reported stolen from Pelham. Agents also seized a vehicle believed to have been purchased by monies derived from the unlawful sale of controlled substances.”
Bruce Edward Walker, a 55-year-old white male, Susan Michele Walker, a 43-year-old white female, and Clifton Edward Hill, a 39-year-old white male, were arrested as part of the operation.
“Bruce Edward Walker has been charged with Trafficking, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance with intent to Distribute, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Receiving Stolen Property and Certain Persons Prohibited to Possess Firearms,” said Mayfield. “Susan Walker has been charged with Trafficking, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance with intent to Distribute, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Receiving Stolen Property. Clifton Hill has been charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.”
“Our Investigators work every day following up on hundreds of arrests made every year by our Patrol Division, complaints and information that we receive from the public, and work with our law enforcement partners, sharing information and intelligence on people that are poisoning our communities,” said Sheriff John Shearon. “It takes this partnership and team effort to be successful. This case involved all of that, help from the public, good persistent investigation and a multi-agency joint investigation. I am proud of all those that contributed to this investigation and continue to do so every day to make our County a better place.”