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May 18, 2013

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Cullman man arrested on drug trafficking charges

The Cullman Narcotics Enforcement Team executed a search warrant and found over four pounds of marijuana at a Cullman home on Thursday.

Danny Sears, 55, was arrested at his home at 3 p.m. on Thursday on County Road 1603 in Cullman on a drug trafficking charge. CNET Director Joey Cone said an investigation into Sears has been on-going for several weeks.

“Our CNET agents were working the case, and we had probable cause for a search warrant,” Cone said. “Cullman County Sheriff’s office SWAT team helped us execute the search warrant and secured the area. After it was secure we went into the residence and when we did the search, we found the marijuana.”

Cone said they do not suspect the house was a grow operation, but Sears already had the finished product ready for sale in four larger bags weighing roughly one pound each, along with five smaller bags.

Cullman County Sheriff Mike Rainey said the team effort between departments and local citizens makes the arrest-making process that much easier.

“This has been an on-going investigation that started with complaints from  neighbors about traffic in and out of the residence,” Rainey said. “We were able to serve the search warrant and get a little over four pounds of marijuana off the street. Thanks to CNET and the patrol guys, and also to the citizens for their help. If it’s not a joint effort, you can’t make as much progress. We’re all here for the same reason, to serve the public and to try and clean-up the community. I just can’t say enough about what a good job they do.”

Sears is being held at the Cullman County Detention Center on a $1 million bond. Drug trafficking is a Class-C felony.

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