DTF apprehends drug dealer

Published 12:05 am Friday, November 9, 2012

A suspected drug dealer from Andalusia was arrested Wednesday – ending a three-week undercover operation by Drug Task Force agents.

DTF Commander Mark Odom said Hunter Ferrell Straughn, 23, was jailed after agents allegedly documented three separate “drug buys.”

“Agent Mitch Scofield led the investigation, and he was able to make three different cases of distribution of a controlled substance (against Straughn),” Odom said. “Two of the buys were methamphetamine and the third Klonopin, a schedule IV prescription pill.

“I am proud of the work (Scofield) did on this case,” he said. “We had received information about Straughn selling narcotics in and around Andalusia for the past few months. We are happy to put him out of business.”

Straughn, who was taken into custody at a convenience store on Martin Luther King Jr. Expressway, was booked into the Covington County Jail and held on a $300,000 bond.