NEWS RELEASE

 

HUNTSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801

Henry Reyes
Police Chief
(256) 427-7001
Sgt. Mark Roberts
Public Information Officer
(256) 427-7197

 

 

STAC Team Drug Arrests

 

 

Huntsville, Alabama (May 12th 2010) On Sunday, May 9th, 2010, at approximately 11:00 p.m., an HPD Officer noticed a vehicle parked outside of a storage unit at 11607 South Memorial Parkway.  The officer pulled in to check the vehicle and found the driver to be in possession of a large knife and a small amount of marijuana.  The officers could also smell an odor of marijuana coming from the storage unit.  The Madison-Morgan County Strategic Counterdrug Team (STAC) was notified and responded to the scene.  A subsequent investigation and search warrant execution of the storage unit led to the seizure of 7.2 pounds of hydroponic marijuana valued at $4000 per pound, 1.2 pounds of Psilocybin Mushrooms valued at $4000 per pound, one handgun, two shotguns, and $2370.00 in cash.  Jesse Austin Smith, 22, of Huntsville was arrested and charged with Trafficking Marijuana, two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Carrying a Pistol without a Permit.

Smith

 

On Tuesday, May 11, 2010, the Madison-Morgan County Strategic Counterdrug Team (STAC), which is a HIDTA Task Force, concluded an investigation into a local Drug Trafficking Organization with the execution of search warrants at the following locations:

 

141 Wilkenson Drive in Huntsville

6303 Sandia Boulevard in Huntsville

430 Edgemont Drive in Huntsville

2428 Medaris Road in Huntsville

128 Clover Ridge in Madison

 

A total of 15 pounds of marijuana, a small amount of “crack” cocaine, $13,000 in cash, one handgun, and 2 vehicles were seized as a result of these searches.

 

The following individuals were arrested, which led to the dismantling of this Drug Trafficking Organization:

 

Steven Frepatrick Battle of Madison

37 years old, Charged with Trafficking Marijuana

 

Richard Lee Smith of Huntsville

27 years old,Charged with Trafficking Marijuana

 

Ricardo Dewayne Crutcher of Harvest

33 years old, Charged with Possession of Marijuana 1st

 

Derrick Leon Battle of Huntsville

32 years old, Charged with Possession of Marijuana 1st

 

Giorgio O’neal Goodloe of Huntsville

19 years old, Charged with Possession of Marijuana 2nd

 

All five were booked into the Madison County Jail.

S. Battle Smith Crutcher D. Battle Goodloe