According to Talladega County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force Commander Jason Murray, Jeffrey Carmichael, 43, was arrested Tuesday morning for 16 counts of distribution of a controlled substance, one count of trafficking in cocaine, one count of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of marijuana in the first degree. Bond was set by Circuit Judge Julian King at $100,000 for each of the distribution cases and $500,000 for the trafficking case.
Murray said that Tuesday’s arrest came following a three to four month long investigation. A warrant had been obtained for the garage and outbuildings at 592 Second Ave. in Lincoln, where Carmichael told investigators he lived.
Carmichael was arrested early Tuesday morning after he dropped his children off at school. Murray said the search warrant was executed after that. Murray apologized for having to block part of Alabama 77 Tuesday morning.
All but one of the distribution cases involves crack cocaine, Murray said. The remaining case involved the sale of marijuana. The possession case involved some amphetamine pills.
Trafficking in cocaine is a Class A felony in Alabama, punishable upon conviction by 10 to 99 years in prison. Distribution of a controlled substance is a Class B felony, punishable upon conviction by two to 20 years in prison.
Possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana in the first degree are Class C felonies, punishable by one year and one day to 10 years in prison.