Man tried to send crack in mail

Published 12:01 am Thursday, July 2, 2015

A local man trying to send crack cocaine in the mail was arrested by Drug Task Force agents on Tuesday afternoon.

DTF Agent David Harrell said Timothy Abate of Andalusia allegedly was attempting to ship an amount of crack cocaine to a destination in Texas, when authorities were tipped off about a suspicious package.

“It wasn’t packed well,” Harrell said. “It was pretty evident. They were suspicious and called us to it.”

Harrell said the street value of the crack cocaine was $100-$120.

Abate is being held in the Covington County Jail on the charge of attempting to distribute and on a $150,000 bond.

Attempting to distribute is a Class B felony in Alabama.

If convicted, Abate faces a sentence of no less than two years and no more than 20 years.