Three arrested on felony drug charges
by Chris Norwood
Dec 03, 2013 | 5223 views |  0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Roosevelt Shepard
Roosevelt Shepard
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Michael Haynes
Michael Haynes
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Yolanda Anciola
Yolanda Anciola
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Three Talladega County residents were arrested on felony drug charges over the Thanksgiving weekend, stemming from two separate incidents.

According to Talladega Police Chief Jason Busby, officers responded to a suspicious person call on Savory Street at about 10:45 p.m. Friday night. Busby said one of the officers responding recognized Roosevelt Shepard, 47, who had outstanding warrants through the Talladega County Sheriff’s Office.

Shepard was arrested on the outstanding warrant, and a subsequent search turned up cocaine and a small quantity of marijuana on his person.

According to Talladega County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force Commander Jason Murray, Shepard had his initial court appearance before District Court Judge Jeb Fannin, who set bond at $5,000.

Murray said the other two arrests were made at a residence on the 20 block of Division Street, just outside of Sylacauga, by Talladega County sheriff’s deputies.

Michael Haynes, 42, was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, Murray said.

Yolanda Anciola, 51, was also inside the residence and had the prescription drug Klonipin as well as burnt foil, a straw and a pen-tube, all of which would be considered drug paraphernalia in this context.

Haynes and Anciola also had their initial appearances before Fannin, who set bond at $10,000 each.

Possession of a controlled substance is a Class C felony in Alabama, punishable upon conviction by one year and one day to 10 years in prison.

Possession of marijuana in the second degree and possession of drug paraphernalia are both Class A misdemeanors, punishable upon conviction by up to 12 months in jail.

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