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4 men arrested on a slew of drug charges in Tallapoosa County

ALEXANDER CITY, Ala. - Four men have been arrested by several organizations after simultaneous search warrants where issued at two homes in Alexander City.

According to the Tallapoosa County Sheriff's Department the arrests were the culmination of a year long operation to identify these offenders.

During the searches, investigators located and seized approximately 380 grams of marijuana, 7 grams of crack cocaine and one gram of crystal meth.

Writs of seizures were also served at one residence, where investigators seized a 2008 GMC Sierra, 1971 Chevy Impala, 2004 Cadillac Escalade, 1998 Mercury Marquis, 1998 Honda Accord, 1983 Chevy Caprice and 1988 Chevy Z71. The Task Force recovered several firearms and $3,338.00 in cash.

Over 50 arrests warrants were executed for the unlawful distribution of illegal narcotics. 

The arrested are:

  • 33-year-old Ronnie "Flip" Russell, Jr. of Alexander City
    • 20 counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance
    • Trafficking hydrocodone
    • 3 counts of possession of controlled substance
    • Possession of marijuana, first degree
    • Certain persons forbidden to possess a firearm 
    • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • 36-year-old Derrick "Meaty" Lewis of Alexander City
    • 19 counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance
    • Possession of controlled substance
    • Possession of marijuana, first degree
    • Certain person forbidden to possess a firearm
    • Possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • 30-year-old Anthony "Rambo" Russell of Alexander City
    • 3 counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance
  • 32-year-old Marcus "Champ" Russell of Alexander City
    • Unlawful distribution of a controlled substance

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