December 18, 2015
Over the last few weeks, the officers of the Ashland Police Department have seen a spike in drug activity, and have been able to recover several amounts of illicit drugs. Because the cases are ongoing investigations, we will not divulge names or parties involved. Drug activity is always going on, even in our small town. Our officers work diligently to continue the eradication of drugs in our city. Over the course of about four weeks the Ashland Police Department has made three arrests, and recovered the following drugs:
- Approximately 2 grams of methamphetamine
- Approx. 8 grams of synthetic marijuana
- Approx. 2 ounces of Marijuana
- Several pills, later determined not to be controlled substances.
- Varying paraphernalia used to consume the above listed drugs
The places where these drugs were confiscated varied. Most were obtained from traffic stops, where the officer used his training and experience to locate the drugs. Others were found by private citizens and reported to the police department. As mentioned before, these cases are still ongoing investigations. Also, we have made several alcohol cases, including an arrest for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, and recovered a lot of alcoholic beverages.
During this time of year we see a spike in this type of criminal behavior, and expect it to continue through the holiday season into the New Year. We want all of our citizens to have a safe and fun holiday season, but would like to war of driving this time of the year, while intoxicated. It is always a good practice to have someone to drive you home if you have been drinking or using illicit drugs. Having a designated driver can, does, and will continue to save lives. Our officers will be out in force, looking for those who choose not to use a designated driver, and will enforce the laws of the State of Alabama on those caught doing wrong. In closing we would like to wish all a Merry Christmas, and a safe and Happy New Year.