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Four arrested on marijuana charges

A search warrant executed by members of the Luverne Police Department and the Crenshaw County Sheriff’s Office resulted in the arrest of four black males for drug possession.

On Jan. 14, officers found approximately 2.29 ounces of marijuana, which was located in the attic of the residence at 809 Lee Street in Luverne, along with one separate bag containing a small amount of cocaine, and one set of Triple Beam scales. Also, two pieces of crack cocaine were found in a Tylenol bottle.

“We had been watching the house for awhile because we had gotten numerous reports about possible drug activity there,” LPD Investigator David Sankey said.

Terrance D. Cowart, 24, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, first degree; possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Johnnie R. Foster, 46, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, second degree. Foster was found with approximately 4.6 grams of marijuana on him as well.

Brendon LaPaul Thomas, 33, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, and Anthony Lavone McMillian, 36, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Twenty-one dollars in cash were also recovered on Thomas.

All four were transported to the Crenshaw County jail. All of them are presently out on bond except for Cowart.

Also at the scene was a DVD titled “Dope Case Pending: When a Good Guy gets a Bad Rap.”

“Mr. Cowart said he borrowed the movie from a friend so he could watch it,” Sankey said.

Officers on the scene for the arrest included Investigator Sankey and Officer Charlie Brundidge, and Crenshaw County Sheriff’s Investigator Ronnie White, Deputy Earl Thompson, Deputy Mason Adcock, Deputy Jeremy Walker, and Deputy Chase Burnette.