Woman indicted for 2014 offenses

Published 12:27 am Tuesday, March 22, 2016

An Andalusia woman who was caught at a license checkpoint with marijuana, and cocaine in August of 2014 has been indicted by a Covington County Grand Jury.

In the February 2016 term, Gay was indicted for:

• Trafficking in illegal drugs, a Class A Felony. According to the indictment, she was in possession of in excess of 28 grams but less than 500 grams of cocaine.

ª Unlawful possession of marijuana second, a Class A misdemeanor.

• Unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.

• Driving while license suspended, a misdemeanor.

According to Star-News archives, Gay, then 27, was arrested at an Antioch Road checkpoint.

An Andalusia woman is behind bars after being caught at a license checkpoint with marijuana, crack cocaine and powder cocaine.

Covington County Deputy David Brownlee and Sgt. Kevin Wise observed Gay’s vehicle stop prior to the checkpoint. When Brownlee approached the vehicle, he could smell marijuana.

Law enforcement officials conducted a probable cause search of Gay’s vehicle. DTF officers said then the field weight of the cocaine was 70 grams.

DTF Commander Mark Odom was called to take over the investigation.

“For our area, this is a pretty large seizure,” he said at the time. “The street value of these narcotics is approximately $7,000. That is 70 grams of highly addictive drug that won’t ever make it to the streets of Covington County. I appreciate the job done by Sgt. Wise and Deputy Brownlee.”