Search warrants yield drugs, arrests

By RON HARRIS
Posted 5/16/20

Jasper police arrested two people and seized a large amount of illegal narcotics, cash and weapons while executing three search warrants Thursday. With help from the Walker …

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Search warrants yield drugs, arrests

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(CORDOVA) - Jasper police arrested two people and seized a large amount of illegal narcotics, cash and weapons while executing three search warrants Thursday. 

With help from the Walker County Sheriff’s Office and Cordova police, Jasper police executed a search warrant at a home on Sunny Oak Drive in Cordova.

There, they found a large amount of heroin that was ready to be sold in the county. The search warrant was the result of controlled buys by undercover narcotics agents, according to Jasper Police Chief J.C. Poe. 

Alvin Muse, 63, of New York, was taken into custody and charged with unlawful distribution of a controlled substance. 

Poe said Muse was out of jail on bond from a previous arrest in April 2018 for drug trafficking. “He should have still been in jail,” Poe said. 

He’s being held in jail on a $100,000 cash bond. 

Jasper police also served search warrants at two separate homes on Birmingham Avenue in Jasper Thursday, Poe said.

With help from the Walker County Sheriff’s Office, the search warrants were executed simultaneously. 

Poe said Charles Wingate, 67, was taken into custody at one of the homes and charged with trafficking in cocaine and first-degree forgery. 

Inside the home, police found 28 grams of crack cocaine, approximately $20,000 in cash and several weapons, Poe said. 

Wingate is being held on cash bonds totaling $100,000.

Nothing was found at the other home on Birmingham Avenue.

Poe said the success of the search warrants was largely because of the working relationship between Jasper police and the Walker County Sheriff’s Department.

“I’ve got to commend my narcotics officers for the work they’ve done, and also thank Sheriff Nick Smith and his guys for their help,” Poe said. “We have a great working relationship with the sheriff’s department and we hope to keep that up.”

Poe also said tips from residents helped lead police to get search warrants at the two homes. 

“We appreciate all tips,” Poe said.