Henry County Sheriff’s Office makes large drug bust after month-long investigation

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HENRY COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — An undercover month-long operation has led to the Henry County Sheriff’s Office keeping a large number of drugs off the streets.

Over the weekend, the HCSO Narcotics Division and SWAT team obtained a drug search warrant that allowed them access into an apartment complex.

“In the course of the search they did find a large amount of what we call spice or synthetic marijuana,” Chief Deputy Michael Neiswanger said. “I know they also found normal or regular marijuana, a small amount of that. There was some U.S. currency found through the search and there were three subjects inside the apartment at the time of the search.”

Officials arrested and charged Tyrell Hall, 22, with drug trafficking, possession of marijuana second degree, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

This bust does not mark the first time something like this has happened in the complex.

“There was actually a murder that happened a year ago, year and a half ago there at that same complex,” Neiswanger said. “There’s been a lot of complaints about drugs in that apartment complex.”

According to deputies, this type of drug bust can possibly stop other crimes as well.

“All types of drug use kind of lead into other types of crimes,” Neiswanger said. “They go hand in hand so if you can cut down on one side you may stop some on the other side, or property crimes and violent crimes and so forth.”

Hall is being held in the Henry County Jail on bonds totaling $202,000.

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