Drug arrests scored in Florala area

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 29, 2004

FLORALA - Several drug arrests were made in Covington County, with three arrests made by an Alabama Beverage Control agent and two made by a Florala police officer.

Kendall Roach, 40, of Evergreen was arrested for DUI, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana II (small amount), and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to FPD Chief Lamar Mitchell, Roach was stopped at a driver's license check point Friday at approximately 9:31 p.m.

The arresting officer smelled alcohol in the vehicle, and after consent to search, marijuana, alcohol, and a controlled substance (believed to be crack cocaine) were found.

Charles Lewis, Jr., 20, of Dallas, Ga. was also arrested by a FPD officer.

Mitchell said Lewis was originally stopped Sunday on Hwy. 331 for not having any tag lights, and the arresting officer found a substantial amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.

Roach and Lewis were placed in the Covington County Jail, and both will be facing possible felony charges, added Mitchell.

The bond amount for Roach was set at $19,000: $10,000 for possession of a controlled substance, $3,000 for possession of marijuana, $3,000 for DUI, and $3,000 for drug paraphernalia.

Lewis's bond for his charges, which were also classified as a felony, were amounted as follows: $10,000 for possession of marijuana and $3,000 for drug paraphernalia.

Lewis was released on a property bond the day of his arrest.

Three individuals, Tina Stackhouse, 23; Mark Oneal, 25; and Alvin Patrick, 30, were arrested for drug-related offenses Friday by an ABC official.

Stackhouse was arrested for possession of a controlled substance; Oneal was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia; and Patrick was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.