815 Wheeler Avenue      Huntsville, Alabama  35801

Lewis Morris
Chief of Police
(256) 427-7001
Dr. Harry Hobbs
Communications Relations Officer
(256) 427-7043


  Suspect Arrested in Heroin Sting


Huntsville, Alabama (September 05, 2013) Shortly after noon today, five Investigators with the Huntsville Police Departmentís STAC Unit served a search warrant at 4021 Hunters Ridge Drive, which was the result of several weeks of undercover investigations into the use and sale of heroin and synthetic narcotics. Investigators arrested Fleming Austin Payton, b/m, DOB 10/24/67, at this location.  He is believed to have been involved in multiple drug transactions and was in possession of heroin and synthetic narcotics. He was arrested and booked into the Madison County Jail, with his bond being set at $20,000.