Pair arrested for trafficking

Published 12:19 am Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Anonymous tip leads agents to marijuana plant, other drugs

An Opp pair was arrested Friday on an assortment of drug charges after 22nd Judicial Drug Task Force agents were tipped that marijuana was growing on the front porch.

DTF agent Greg Jackson said agents found a marijuana plant in plain view at the 15th Street home.



“Agents asked for and received consent to search the residence and located more than 28 grams of methamphetamine oil, ammonium nitrate, acetone and acid – all items used in the methamphetamine manufacturing process,” he said.

Arrested were Joseph Scites and Heather Hale.

They were charged with drug trafficking, manufacturing I, possession of marijuana II and felony possession of drug paraphernalia.

They were booked in the Covington County Jail on $807,500 bonds each.



This is the second marijuana bust in the last week.

Last Tuesday, DTF agents and members of the Covington County Incident Response Team found a substantial underground pot growing operation at a Florala residence.

Agents found 40 growing plants and 40 harvested plants, along with processed marijuana, marijuana, methamphetamine smoking device and remnants of marijuana.

They charged Larry Ladon Ellisor with drug trafficking, possession of a controlled substance and tow counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was held on a $630,000 bond.

“We will continue to fight the war on drugs in full force,” Jackson said. “It’s not something we take lightly.”