Multiple other arrests related to this case were made across Hanceville today. – Suspected Juvenile Dope Dealer Goes Down In Hanceville

Suspected Juvenile Dope Dealer Goes Down In Hanceville

Suspected Juvenile Dope Dealer Goes Down In Hanceville

Multiple other arrests related to this case were made across Hanceville today

Hanceville Police Department (HPD), armed with a search warrant, raided an apartment in the Hanceville Village and Manor apartment complex in central City of Hanceville just after 5 am this morning.

Eric Lamar Caffey (21) of Hanceville was arrested inside the apartment and taken to the Hanceville City jail. Mr. Caffey’s mother was also in the residence at the time of the arrest. She was not arrested.

The arrest was made after officers found approximately two ounces of marijuana, digital scales, $207 in cash and ammunition in the dwelling.

 

Suspected Juvenile Dope Dealer Goes Down In Hanceville

Suspected Juvenile Dope Dealer Goes Down In Hanceville

The Hanceville Police Department had received multiple citizen concerns, complaints and tips over the last several weeks involving what they believed was an on-going drug trafficking operation emanating from within the complex.

In speaking with residents of the nearby Tanglewood Commons this afternoon, they indicated that non-residents have been parking at all hours of the day and night in their parking lots. Occupants have been departing their vehicles and then walking on foot through a trail in the wooded area between their complex and the Hanceville Village and Manor facility. Their consensus is this was an intentional, pre-meditated deception maneuver designed to partially conceal the regular drug transactions they believe were emanating from Mr. Caffey’s apartment.

Incidents of varying types have been reported to HPD recently; according to residents, many other incidents have occurred that they have not reported to law enforcement.

 

Suspected Juvenile Dope Dealer Goes Down In Hanceville

From citizen information provided and sharp police work, the Hanceville Special Operations Group (SOG) has actively sought information, evidence and testimony from residents of both apartment complexes and beyond. Mr. Caffey has personally been the subject of various drug related complaints into Hanceville Police Department over the last several years. After exhaustive and thorough police work, SOG obtained the warrant and executed it this morning.

For historical reference, Mr. Caffey has been previously convicted of Assault 1st Degree which was reduced from an Attempted Murder charge at age 18. This information is readily available from a search of public records (November 2012).

2000px-US-AlcoholTobaccoFirearmsAndExplosives-Seal.svgSince Mr. Caffey has a felony history, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives may become involved since it is impermissible for convicted felons to be in possession of firearms or ammunition.

Mr. Caffey is being charged by Hanceville Police Department with:

★ Distribution of a Controlled Substance – 2 counts

★ Possession of Marijuana 1st Degree

★Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 

Mr. Caffey will likely be transported to the Cullman County Detention Center at some point in the process.

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Eric Lamar Caffey

There are also additional charges from past incidents involving Mr. Caffey within the City of Hanceville that were pending with the City magistrates office at the time of this writing.

 

Suspected Juvenile Dope Dealer Goes Down In Hanceville

Suspected Juvenile Dope Dealer Goes Down In Hanceville

Bob Long – Hanceville Police Chief

In speaking with Hanceville Police Chief Bob Long this afternoon, he indicated:

“… there may well be additional charges and additional arrests stemming from this investigation. We’ve had numerous complaints on Mr. Caffey over the last three month selling to numerous individuals.”

 

 

Suspected Juvenile Dope Dealer Goes Down In Hanceville

In related news, at least five additional arrests were executed in the City of Hanceville today directly related to Mr. Caffey’s alleged drug trafficking activity.

One of the individuals arrested today was a 17 year old juvenile. Sources close to the investigation who have requested anonymity for the purposes of this report believe that controlled substance sales have been made by Mr. Caffey to teenagers in Hanceville as young as 13 years old.

 

Suspected Juvenile Dope Dealer Goes Down In Hanceville

Suspected Juvenile Dope Dealer Goes Down In Hanceville

Cullman Today also spoke with a handful of residents of Tanglewood and Hanceville Village this afternoon. While none of these individuals wished their identity to be revealed for fear of reprisal, each were extremely pleased to hear of the arrest of Mr. Caffey. One gentleman largely summed up the sentiment and emotional impact of the arrest on nearby residents:

“The guy is a thug and a douchebag. I hope they lock him up for as many years as possible. I have been scared for my kids to even go outside at times. And with these doped out f*cking zombies coming and going at all hours of the day and night … they’ve been keeping everybody who knows whats going on around here in a state of fear. We don’t needs this sh*t in our neighborhood or in Hanceville. This is a great town … I hope the cops clean this mess up like a 5 horsepower shop vac. The guy is a piece of sh*t as far as I am concerned.”

 

Suspected Juvenile Dope Dealer Goes Down In Hanceville

Another female resident was hugely relieved by the arrests:

“Except for the drug stuff, this a pretty nice place to live. I like it here, but I have been threatening to move out for over a month. I would have done it already, if I had the money, but I don’t. I feel like I can breathe for the first time in awhile … I can’t tell you how completely relieved I am that the Hanceville cops came in her and rescued us on all this.”

 

Suspected Juvenile Dope Dealer Goes Down In Hanceville

Timothy Collins

Timothy brings an insightful holistic perspective as well as a mountain man tenacity to his various roles at Cullman Today. You can reach him at cullmantoday@gmail.com.

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