Winston County Sheriff's Office arrests four in major drug sting

Pictured with the large amount of drugs, cash and a weapon found in the drug stings are, from left, Winston County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Josh Bennett, Sheriff Caleb Snoddy and Sheriff's Office Investigators Jason Bridges and Josh Edwards.

WINSTON COUNTY     -  Four of the biggest drug dealers in Winston County have been taken down and over $100,000 worth of drugs with a combined three pounds of methamphetamine removed from various locations in the county,in one of  the largest drug stings to do down in at least a decade.
“Several months of trafficking investigations came to a head Friday (May 3) with the arrest of four suspects on trafficking cases,” stressed Winston County Sheriff Caleb Snoddy.
Arrested were Norman Rufus “Rudy” Cochran Jr., 46, of 854 Beech Grove Road, Haleyville,  charged with two counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance and one count of trafficking meth;  Andy Ray Garrison, 37, of 109 Palmera Drive, Double Springs, charged with two counts of trafficking meth, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia;  Richard Rutledge Burton Jr., 53, of 102 County Road 461, Haleyville, charged with trafficking fentanyl, as well as a bench warrant and a warrant for escape third degree and
Marty Lecil Dan Stevens, 52, of 1131 County Road 9, Lynn, charged with trafficking meth, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia--all according to Winston County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Josh Bennett.
A more in-depth story will be published in the Wednesday, May 15, edition of the Alabamian.

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