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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 12, 2018

Twenty-One Suspected Drug Traffickers Arrested on Federal and State Charges in the Enterprise and Dothan Areas

       Enterprise, Alabama– Today, twenty-one suspected methamphetamine and heroin traffickers from the Enterprise and Dothan areas have been arrested during pre-dawn roundups, announced United States Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr. from the Middle District of Alabama.  These arrests follow two federal grand jury indictments that charge five federal defendants with various narcotics trafficking crimes, including conspiracy, distribution, and possession of methamphetamine and heroin.  The remaining sixteen defendants were arrested on related state charges.

       The following individuals were arrested on federal charges: Antonio Tyrell Pouncey, 38, of Enterprise, AL; Kimberly Christina Pouncy, 28, of Enterprise, AL; Ervin Gene Bradham, 53, of Enterprise, AL; Lynn Renfroe Donaldson, 51, of Enterprise, AL; and Rudyver Garcia, 30, of Sandy Springs, GA.

The following suspects from the Coffee County area are facing state charges of criminal conspiracy to commit a controlled substance crime: Alesia Cain, Authur Davis, Jimmy Farthing, Betty Grantham, Vincent Gray, James Johnson, Lashonda Jones, Taurence Marshall, Darnell Martin, Pierre Martin, Penny Martinez, Charee Perkins, Gerald Deondra Pouncy, David Reeves, Jason Scott, and Stevie Speigner.

       These arrests are a part of a long-term federal drug and money laundering investigation based out of Dothan and Enterprise.  The federal investigation has led to the seizure of heroin and multiple kilograms of methamphetamine.  The investigation also led to the seizure of firearms and a vehicle equipped with a device to conceal narcotics.

       The federal defendants will face a minimum of ten (10) years in prison, with a maximum sentence of life.

       In addition to today’s arrests, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant in Enterprise, which targeted members of the drug trafficking organization.  Several federal, state and local agencies participated in these arrests and the search.

       An indictment is merely a method of charging a defendant.  Each defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. 

 

       The investigating agencies include: the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security Investigations, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Dothan Police Department, the Enterprise Police Department, the Ozark Police Department, the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office, the Houston County Sheriff’s Office, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA), the Georgia State Police, the Clayton County, Georgia Sheriff’s Office, the Poarch Creek Tribal Indian Police Department and the Washington County, Florida Sheriff’s Office.   The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Curtis Ivy, Jr. and R. Randolph “Rand” Neeley.

 

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Updated January 12, 2018