Pair bought pot in Colorado, mailed it from Wyoming to Brantley PO

Published 12:00 am Friday, July 17, 2015

More details have arisen stemming from an arrest of a Dozier man and another for allegedly trafficking more than 9 pounds of marijuana.

The Crenshaw County Sheriff’s Office charged Tereek Dondre Bell of Dozier and Gary Markus Bonner of Camden, with trafficking marijuana after a joint investigation between CCSO, SBI narcotics investigators, Unites States Postal inspectors, the Brantley Police Department and Oklahoma State Troopers.



The pair were investigated after a recent trip to Colorado, where marijuana is legal.

They allegedly purchased the more than 9 pounds, which was estimated at $50,000.

Bonner and Bell then drove to Wyoming, where they packaged and shipped it to Brantley.

The pair were stopped by an Oklahoma State Trooper who caught a whiff of the marijuana and searched the vehicle. While he didn’t find drugs, he did find a packing slip.

“He notified the postal service, the SBI and us,” said Crenshaw County Sheriff Mickey Powell.

The package was intercepted in Montgomery and once the contents were confirmed to be pot, a sting operation was planned.



Law enforcement officials staked out the Brantley Post Office and prepared to make an arrest.

“One of the guys went to the post office and signed for the package,” Powell said. “A foot chase ensued and the suspect was apprehended.”

Bonner also was charged with resisting arrest.

The pair were booked into the Crenshaw County Jail on $1 million bonds for the drug trafficking charges.

-Mona Moore contributed to this report.