Two arrested on felony drug charges
by Chris Norwood
Feb 25, 2014 | 7175 views |  0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Michael J. Dickerson
Michael J. Dickerson
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Shuntevis Deante Twymon
Shuntevis Deante Twymon
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Two Talladega men were jailed over the weekend on felony drug charges relating to crack cocaine, according to area law enforcement.

Shuntevis Deante Twymon, 33, of Talladega was arrested Saturday on outstanding warrants, according to Talladega County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force Commander Jason Murray.

Twymon is accused of two counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance based on investigations from several months ago. Officers made contact with Twymon at Westgate Homes Saturday, and found the outstanding warrants.

Bond was set at $20,000 in each case by District Judge Jeb Fannin.

Michael J. Dickerson, 32, was arrested by Talladega police after a patrol officer detected a smell of burnt marijuana on Scott Street, near where Dickerson was standing with some other people, according to Police Chief Jason Busby.

As the officer approached, Dickerson began walking off and tossed what appeared to be a small baggy underneath a car while walking.

Busby said Dickerson began running after the first officer told him to stop, and was apprehended by a second officer. The first officer recovered the bag tossed under the car and found crack cocaine in it.

Dickerson was charged with one count each of possession of a controlled substance and attempting to elude police. Bond was set at $15,000.

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 by one year and one day to 10 years in prison.

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