Jasper police executed a search warrant at a home on Indiana Avenue earlier this week that led to two women being arrested on drug-related charges.
Jasper Police Chief J.C. Poe said narcotics agents were able to get search warrants after drugs were sold recently at the home to undercover law enforcement officers.
Tiffany Elizabeth Lemmons, 27, of Jasper, was taken into custody at the home at 2201 Indiana Avenue and charged with two counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, Poe said.
A property bond for Lemmons was set at $30,000.
Also taken into custody at the home was Amanda Jean Brunker, 30, of Jasper, who was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
Poe said because illegal drugs were sold within three miles of a school —in this case both Jasper High School and T.R. Simmons Elementary School — Lemmons could be facing an enhanced sentence if convicted.
“We really appreciate the help we got in making these arrests possible,” Poe said. “We’ve been really concerned about this going on so close to our schools.”
In other arrests by Jasper police this week, Kathrin Canada, who police say has a long history of drug-related arrests, was taken into custody Thursday afternoon and charged with two counts of unlawful distribution of a controllled substance.
Canada, Poe said, has several pending criminal charges she’s facing. She’s being held in the Walker County Jail.
Wesley Dickerson, 28, of Jasper, was arrested Thursday night and charged with a felony count of first-degree possession of marijuana.
Willie Hill, 29, of Jasper, was arrested and charged with two counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance and one felony count of first-degree possession of marijuana.
Poe said he appreciates the hard work done by not only his department’s narcotics unit but also work done by his detectives and patrol officers. “All of my guys are doing a great job,” he said.