Andalusia man charged with trafficking drugs

Published 2:32 am Saturday, February 23, 2019

An Andalusia man faced trafficking charges after law enforcement officers found he was in possession of more than 100 grams of synthetic marijuana, as well as quantities of methamphetamine and marijuana.

Quinton Shufford, 31, was charged with for trafficking and possession with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana second, and held on a $960,000 bond.

Members of the U.S. Marshals’ Task Force, the 22nd Judicial Drug Task Force, and the Andalusia Police Department went to the 100 block of George Street in Andalusia on Thursday in search of Shufford, who was wanted for violation of probation.

During his arrest, officers discovered he was in possession of more than 100 grams of Synthetic Controlled Substance (synthetic marijuana), as well as methamphetamine and marijuana.

Andalusia Police Chief Paul Hudson said commended the Drug Task Force for their work.
“It is not only favorable for the citizens of Andalusia to know that they are constantly working to eradicate controlled substances from our community but they also are constantly fighting to keep them out of the hands of our youth,” Hudson said. “Commander Mark Odom and all members of the DTF worked long hours and dedicated much time to the success of this operation and deserve all due credit in the outcomes of their efforts. I’m proud of the job that they do and will continue to do for Andalusia and Covington County.”
Covington County Sheriff Blake Turman said, “Another win for the good guys! It never ceases to amaze me the camaraderie that our police have and drive to get the job done. It’s been an exciting week with these recent arrests.”