Drug Task Force nets significant arrest, seizes $260,000

BOLIGEE — The 17th Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force executed a search warrant Saturday morning at approximately 10 a.m. that led to one arrest and significant contraband confiscation.

The task force seized multiple guns, several ounces of marijuana and crack-cocaine and approximately $260,000 in cash and arrested Willie Bo Carter, 48, Tishobee.

Clint Sumlin, commander of the 17th Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force, indicated the Carter’s arrest is a significant coup for local law enforcement.

“This guy is one of the bigger suppliers of our community,” Sumlin said. “He is moving five to 10 kilos at a time. He supplies a bigger area that includes Demopolis.”

The task force worked alongside the Greene County Sheriff’s Department, Marengo County Sheriff’s Department, Demopolis Police Department, Alabama Beverage Control Board Drug Unit and the Alabama Bureau of Investigation in the case.

The Drug Task Force consists of agents assigned from the District Attorney’s Office, the University of West Alabama Police Department, the Linden Police Department and the Thomaston Police Department.

“I appreciate the cooperation from all the agencies involved,” Sumlin said.

Law enforcement administrators sending officers to help in the effort included three candidates for Marengo County Sheriff: Tommie Reese (DPD), Ben Bates (Marengo County Sheriff) and Phillp Myers (ABC). The fourth candidate is Tommy Johnson, who is a member of the Greene County Sheriff’s Department.