Tip leads RCSO recovering $250,000 in drugs at Phenix City home


PHENIX CITY, Ala. — Friday morning, $250,000 in drugs were seized right next to a Phenix City elementary school. More than five pounds of ice methamphetamine were seized by the Russell County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators received a tip that a suspicious package was heading to a  home in Phenix City and they were able to obtain a search warrant for the home located in the 2000 block of 8th Place South.

The drug bust happened across the street from Ridgecrest Elementary School and authorities say 61-year-old Daryl Gochea was arrested and arrested on one count of trafficking methamphetamine.

Gochea is currently being held without bond and has a hearing Monday, May 22.

Russell County Sheriff’s Office continue their investigation.

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