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October 18, 2011

3-month probe leads to drug bust

CULLMAN — A three-month Cullman Narcotics Enforcement Team investigation has resulted in one arrest and the confiscation of a large amount of marijuana.

Allen Brooks, of Cullman, was arrested by CNET agents at his residence on 1640 Lessman St. SW earlier this week. He was charged with first-degree unlawful distribution of a marijuana and first-degree possession of marijuana — both felonies.

CNET Director Joey Cone said law enforcement officers found more than a pound of marijuana and $4,170 in cash at Brooks’ home when the search warrant was executed.

Cone also noted that CNET purchased an undisclosed amount of marijuana from Brooks during the course of the three-month investigation.

“We also found a couple of firearms at his residence at the time of arrest,” Cone said. “Mr. Brooks was cooperative and there were no problems when we executed the search warrant.

“Overall, it was a good arrest, because any time you can take a large amount of drugs off the street, that’s a good thing.”

Cone said the Cullman Police Department’s tactical team was used as a precautionary safety measure when the search warrant was executed.

“We use the SWAT teams when serving search warrants of this nature for safety reasons,” Cone said. “We do that because you never know how a suspect is going to react when you enter their home.

“This arrest was executed according to plan. No one was hurt and we were able to get someone who was selling drugs off the street.”

* Justin Graves can be reached by phone at 734-2131, ext. 225 or by email at justing@cullmantimes.com.

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