Reckless Driving Stop Yields Trafficking Amounts of Opiates

Reckless Driving Stop Yields Trafficking Amounts of Opiates

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Reckless Driving Stop Yields Trafficking Amounts of Opiates

On Saturday, officers with the Cullman Police Department received a Cullman e911 call concerning a reckless driving operating a vehicle along Alabama Highway 157 in the City of Cullman.

Officer Tyler Jackson responded to the dispatch and proceeded to search for the vehicle. Eventually, Jackson located the suspect vehicle and conducted a traffic stop.

During the traffic stop Officer Jackson received assistance from Officer Matt Hollingsworth, Officer Scott Warner, Cullman County Deputies Adam Clark and Austin Black.

Law enforcement discovered a trafficking amount of opiates along with other drugs, and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.

Two individuals were promptly arrested:

CHRISTOPHER ALLEN MICHAEL BURGESS (28) of Cullman County

STACIE LYNNE MARSH (31) of Cullman County

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Burgess was charged with:

• Trafficking in illegal drugs
• Unlawful possession of a controlled substance
• Unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia

He also had an outstanding warrant for public intoxication.

The passenger in the vehicle, Ms. Marsh was charged with:

• Unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Both Parties were processed and booked into the Cullman County Detention Center following the arrest.

Burgess remains incarcerated at the Detention Center at the time of this report. Marsh has bonded out. The bond amount is unknown.

Sergeant Chris Thomason of the Cullman Police Department had these thoughts on Monday:

“I would like to commend the Officers and Deputies for an excellent job, and would like to thank the citizen that called in the original complaint.“

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[box type=”download”] Anyone with information on illegal drug activity is asked to call the Cullman Police Department at 256-734-1434 or 256-775-7179.[/box]

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The information and booking photograph shown here has been provided by Sergeant Chris Thomason. Thomason has a prolific history of narcotics arrests and proven law enforcement acumen.

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[box type=”warning”] Mr. Murgess and Ms. Marsh have been charged with offenses, NOT convicted of crimes. The judicial process following these arrests ultimately determines their personal guilt or innocence in regards to the criminal charges. If found guilty of any of the charges, their criminal sentencing and possible punishment will be largely determined by the statutes written in the Alabama Code for such matters.[/box]

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Cullman County Detention Center

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Reckless Driving Stop Yields Trafficking Amounts of Opiates

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