13 arrested in east Walker County

Posted 11/8/19

The Walker County Sheriff's Office, Jasper Police Department, Dora Police Department, Cordova Police Department and the Alabama Department of Corrections K9 Tracking Unit conducted two raids on Tuesday night as part of the Multijurisdictional Drug Task Force.

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13 arrested in east Walker County

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The Walker County Sheriff's Office, Jasper Police Department, Dora Police Department, Cordova Police Department and the Alabama Department of Corrections K9 Tracking Unit conducted two raids on Tuesday night as part of the Multijurisdictional Drug Task Force.

The first search warrant was executed on Dilworth Bend Road at a home where children were present. Methamphetamine, a gun and drug paraphernalia were seized by investigators.  The following were arrested, listed with their charges:

• Blaine Carl Jones Jr.,  50, of Empire — Unlawful possession of a controlled substance, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Jones is facing federal charges for  possession of a firearm as investigators will be turning the case over to the Birmingham office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. 

• Shawn Nicholas Owens, 32, of Nauvoo — Unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Julie Ann Russell, 44, of Empire — Unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Justin Michael Russell, 25, of Empire — Unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

The second search warrant was executed on Rice Hill Road. Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were seized and the following were arrested:

• Gerald Wayne Goodwin Jr., 58, of Empire — Unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Jacquelyn Marie Dutton, 54, of Empire — Unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Narcotics Investigator Krimson Culverson led the investigations that resulted in Tuesday night's arrests.

Other recent arrests were made on the east side of the county by the Narcotics Division:

Empire 

• Rhonda Phillips Henderson, 53, of Empire — Unlawful possession of a controlled substance and illegal possession of prescription medication. 

• Brittany Nadene Harris, 28, of Dora — Unlawful possession of a controlled substance. 

• Corey Franklin Whalen, 32, of Sumiton — Warrant with the Dora Police Department.  

• Tammy Warden Thomas, 48, of Empire — Unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Argo Community

• Kara Dawn Hill Channell, 44, of the Cains Chapel Community — Unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, and illegal possession of prescription medication. 

• James Ray Brown, 46, of Curry — Warrant with the Jasper Police Department.

Pineywoods 

• Jason Alexander McCurry, 31, of Pineywoods — Unlawful possession of a controlled substance and Unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.