Traffic stop yields 2 arrests for ICEPublished 12:13am Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Two were arrested Friday for allegedly possessing 11.5 grams of ICE methamphetamine on charges that they intended to distribute the drugs.
Greg Jackson, the River Falls police chief who works as a Drug Task Force agent, made the arrests after noticing a vehicle make a traffic infraction while traveling on Ala. Hwy. 55. After stopping the car, Jackson said he noticed that the occupants – 29-year-old Joshua W. Feagin of Andalusia and 30-year-old Alicia Jean Hall of Calhoun, Ga. – were acting very nervous and appeared to be under the influence of narcotics.
Jackson said Feagin consented to a search of the vehicle; however, when Hall became uncooperative, she was arrested for obstruction of governmental operations. A search of her person revealed she was in possession of ICE.
A search of the vehicle yielded a number of items – including numerous empty small plastic bags, more ICE, two sets of digital scales, numerous medical syringes containing liquids believed to be methamphetamine, and devices designed to conceal illegal narcotics. Jackson said the field weight of the ICE was 11.5 grams.
Feagin and Hall were each charged with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia. The two were booked into the Covington County Jail and held on bonds set at more than $500,000 each.
Following Feagin’s and Hall’s arrests, DTF Commander Mark Odom said, “Drug dealers are forever trying to come up with ways to continue their business. What they can’t seem to realize is that we are always a step ahead of them.