Five arrested on felony drug charges
by Chris Norwood
Jan 10, 2014 | 8128 views |  0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend | print
In the past three days, the Talladega County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force and local law enforcement have arrested five people on felony drug charges.

Christopher Lavon White, 29, and Julian Arthur Harris, 25, were arrested Tuesday after a traffic stop, according to Task Force Commander Jason Murray. White had a warrant for unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, namely crack cocaine, and a bond of $20,000.

Harris was driving and had a gun and crack cocaine with him. He was charged with possession of a controlled substance as well as attempting to elude and carrying a pistol without a permit. His bond was also set at $20,000, by District Judge Jeb Fannin.

Candice Gober Miller, 24, was also arrested Tuesday in an unrelated incident. Murray said she was served with two warrants for possession of a controlled substance that were originally issued in April.

Miller’s bond was also set at $20,000.

Richard Lamont Christian, 34, was arrested Thursday on two warrants for distribution of a controlled substance, again crack cocaine. Bond in these cases was set at $30,000 each by Fannin, Murray said.

Kelvin Denard Chatmon, 30, was arrested Thursday on a single count of crack distribution, Murray said. Total bond in this case was set at $40,000.

All five of the recently arrested subjects live in the Talladega area, Murray said.

Distribution of a controlled substance is a Class B felony in Alabama, punishable upon conviction by 2 to 20 years in prison. Possession of a controlled substance is a Class C felony, punishable upon conviction by one year and one day to 10 years in prison.

Attempting to elude and carrying a pistol without a permit are misdemeanors.

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