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Thomas Elvin Brackin
By Christa Jennings
Senior Staff Writer
A Calera man was arrested Monday on drug-related charges while law enforcement officers were conducting a safety checkpoint.
The checkpoint was being done on County Road 29 in the Weogufka community. When asked for his license, one driver at the checkpoint, Thomas Elvin Brackin, stated that his license was suspended.
Deputy Logan Mitchell proceeded to ask Brackin to pull over to the side of the road. Brackin complied, and during further conversation he admitted that he had warrants for another agency.
Reportedly Brackin also informed Mitchell that he had methamphetamine and needles in his possession at the time.
Mitchell and Reserve Deputy Payton proceeded to conduct a search of the vehicle and found needles and methamphetamine.
Brackin, 30 years old, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
His bonds were set at $5,000 for the controlled substance charge and $2,500 for the paraphernalia charge, making his total bond $7,500. As of press time he remained in custody at the Coosa County Jail awaiting trial.
Anyone who suspects or observes illegal activity is encouraged to report it to the Coosa County Sheriff’s Office at 256-377-4911 or online at www.coosacountyso.org. Anonymous tips are also welcome.