Narcotics investigator Cary Ward identified the following four men arrested for unlawful drug possession:
• Bobby Ray Pike, 28, of Ashville, who was arrested Oct. 26 and charged with two counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance — methamphetamine.
• Joyce Annette Hannah, 44, of Birmingham, who was arrested Oct. 27 and charged with five counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance — prescription pills and cocaine. Ward said other charges are pending on Hannah and they also seized a 2001 Kia Sportage vehicle.
• Torronce Shanta Thomas, 43, of Pell City, who was arrested Oct. 27 and charged with one count of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance — marijuana.
• Gregory Lynn Nail, 33, of Pell City, who was arrested Friday and charged with two counts of unlawful distribution. Bond was set at $5,000. Nail’s court date has been set for Jan. 4, 2011.
Authorities also seized a 1998 Toyota Four-Runner.
Ward said Thomas posted a $2,500, bond and a court date has been set for Dec. 1.
Authorities still have 16 outstanding drug warrants for 10 individuals they are currently looking for.
“Hopefully, we will have these suspects incarcerated within the next few days,” Ward said. “Sheriff Terry Surles is dedicated in continuing the fight against the illegal use and sale of these dangerous drugs. We are committed to making St. Clair County a safe place for the citizens to live and work.”
Ward said Christopher Scott Springer, 18, of Odenville, was arrested Thursday for three residential burglaries in the Hunter’s Crossing area of Margaret and one residential burglary in Odenville. The burglaries occurred between Oct. 13 -22.
Items stolen included guns, laptop computers, cameras and jewelry. All of the stolen items were recovered with the exception of the computers. Ward said authorities know where the computers are and should recover them within the next couple of days.
Ward said Springer posted $2,500 bond, and a court date has been set for Dec. 1.
Also during this crime spree, Ward said one juvenile male was charged and went before St. Clair County District Judge Phil Seay, who ordered him to the Coosa Valley Detention until a court hearing in November.
“This investigation is still ongoing and there is one other suspect who will be questioned,” Ward said. “Other charges are pending in these cases and will come later. The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the police departments in Margaret and Odenville with their help in the investigation of these crimes. We care about these victims and will continue to prosecute the individuals who are responsible for these crimes.”
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