815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801


Henry Reyes                              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 Shut Down Crack House in West Huntsville


Huntsville, Alabama (July 26, 2007) On Wednesday, July 25th, Agents of the Madison-Morgan County Strategic Counter Drug Team raided an active crack house at 2907 9th Avenue in West Huntsville. Sgt. Gerry Norris said they recovered crack cocaine and arrested Rickie Joe Parker (DOB 12/14/1957) and charged him with Distribution of Cocaine and Possession of Cocaine. Two other women were arrested for Loitering. Michelle Marie Massie (DOB 07/28/1973) and Vicky Christine Whatley (DOB 10/07/1964) were also booked into the Madison County Metro Jail.


Norris said they were able to shut the crack house down thanks to a tip from a concerned citizen. Agents conducted an investigation into drug trafficking that lead to Wednesday’s search warrant. The crack house was only a few feet away from West Huntsville Elementary school.


Citizens concerned about drug house or gang problems in their neighborhoods can contact the STAC office at 427-5456 or on the internet at Your name will remain confidential.