Individual’s call leads to meth arrest
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Johnny Ashley Smith
By Christa Jennings
Senior Staff Writer
In another example of “If you see something, say something,” a phone call from an individual ultimately led to a drug-related arrest.
The Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to a suspicious vehicle at the intersection of County Road 20 and Alabama Highway 259, between the Equality and Fishpond communities.
Sheriff Michael Howell stated that Deputy Bradberry responded to the scene and made contact with the driver. Howell explained that consent to search the vehicle was granted by both the driver and passenger, Johnny Ashley Smith.
In conducting that search, Bradberry located a white substance believed to be methamphetamine inside the vehicle. Smith then stated that the substance belonged to him.
As such, Smith, 46 years old of Alexander City, was arrested on September 20 on the charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine.
His bond was set at $5,000, and as of press time he remained in custody at the Coosa County Jail in Rockford awaiting trial.