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By Christa Jennings
Senior Staff Writer
Two Goodwater men were arrested early this month on drug-related charges following a home visit from a probation officer.
On March 8, the Sheriff’s Office, along with the probation officer, went to Hunter Saffold’s residence in the Goodwater area because he had outstanding warrants through Talladega County for probation violation.
Deputies and investigators went to assist the probation officer, and while there Sheriff Michael Howell reported that they located methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia items in plain sight in the residence.
Specifically, he stated that they searched the residence and located glass pipes, scales and baggies. They also found methamphetamine and an “assault-style rifle” in the residence.
As such, 25-year-old Hunter Saffold was arrested that day on the charges of certain persons forbidden to possess firearms, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
A co-defendant who was at the residence at the time was also arrested, 23-year-old Joshua Saffold of Goodwater. He was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Hunter’s total bond was set at $17,500, and Joshua’s total bond was set at $7,500. As of press time both remained in custody at the Coosa County Jail awaiting trial.