Deputies arrest two for trafficking

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Deputies with the Crenshaw County Sheriff's Department arrested two individuals on Wednesday on suspicion of trafficking crystal meth.

Deanna Holmes, 30, of Rutledge and Eddie Hudson of Elba were arrested at 2565 Rutledge Loop in a house rented by Holmes. Deputies seized 30 grams of meth, said Chief Investigator Ronnie White and other paraphernalia associated with the manufacture of the drug.

Investigators entered the house at approximately 10 a.m. on Wednesday.

"A group of concerned citizens alerted us to this house," said White. "It's good to know there are people out there who don't want this stuff around and will notify law enforcement when this is going on."

White said Holmes and Hudson would both be charged with trafficking and would probably face additional charges of manufacturing an illegal drug in the first.

In addition, the sheriff's department also seized a VCR, computer cables and a surveillance camera. The small camera, situated outside a bedroom window, allowed anyone inside the house to observe the front yard and street on the living room television.

White said the owner of the property would also receive written notification that the house had been used to manufacture an illegal drug.

White said Holmes had been arrested on Aug. 11 by the Luverne Police Department for harassment, but Hudson had no arrest record prior to Wednesday.