HUNTSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
815 Wheeler Ave.
Huntsville, Alabama 35801
Rex Reynolds Wendell Johnson
Chief of Police Public Affairs Administrator
(256) 427-7001 (256) 427-7043
Special Operations North Precinct West Precinct South Precinct
(256) 427-7157 (256) 746-4111 (256) 427-5461 (256) 213-4503
STAC Team Sweep Streets
Targeting Drug Dealers & Gangs
Huntsville, Alabama (November 9, 2006) A six week long campaign to crack down on street level drug trafficking has led to numerous arrests and drugs being confiscated from the streets. Madison-Morgan County STAC Team Commander, Sgt. Gerry Norris said his Agents hit area hotels, street corners and neighborhood drug houses in the ongoing campaign.
Norris said, “Agents have spent thousands of hours working on tips from concerned citizens regarding drug and gang activities in Huntsville. During the sweep, we arrested forty-six people for Trafficking and Selling Marijuana, Cocaine and Methamphetamine. Some were booked into the Madison County Jail or the “D” Home on various weapons charges, along with a variety of other drug and gang related activities.” Huntsville Police Chief Rex Reynolds said, “The Department has stepped up its enforcement because of the rise in robberies committed by individuals who need money to buy drugs. We want to encourage citizens to continue to inform law enforcement of any and all illegal activities in Huntsville and surrounding communities.”
As a result of the combined efforts of the STAC Team and Huntsville Police, the following items have been confiscated; 20 weapons, fifty-five pounds of marijuana, approximately 250 grams of crack cocaine, methamphetamine, ecstasy along other prescription drugs being sold illegally.
Please note the following arrests, charges and drug houses that have been shut down as a direct result of the recent and ongoing criminal sweeps: