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Nine arrested on drug-related charges

By JOYANNA LOVE/ Managing Editor

Nine people were arrested on drug-related charges by the Clanton Police Department Narcotics Unit and the Chilton County Sheriff’s Department Special Operations Unit Division on June 1.

The arrests were the result of a year of work by the departments.

Tyrone Williams, age 44, of Clanton; Kenya Childress, age 29, of Clanton; Ellis McMillian, age 45, of Clanton; Mathew Thompson, age 57, of Bessemer; Amira Caffee, age 38, of Clanton; Erin Lucas, age 25, of Clanton; Alexis Ward, age 28, of Clanton; Tina McDonald, age 59, of Columbiana and Sarah Barret, age 23, of Elmore were arrested and charged with

Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance with intent to Distribute, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Receiving Stolen Property Second, Possession of Forged Instrument First, Possession of a Pistol by a Drunk/Addict, according to Lt. Cameron Bates with the Clanton Police Department.

The arrests came as the result of a narcotics search warrant at 929 First Ave. in Clanton.

“During the execution of the Search Warrant approximately 17 grams of Methamphetamine, approximately one ounce of Synthetic Marijuana, $900 in counterfeit currency, two pistols (one of which was stolen from Clanton Police Jurisdiction) and numerous items of drug paraphernalia were located within the residence,” Bates said.

Childress was also charged with failure to appear on previous charges of Theft of Property fourth degree and disorderly conduct.