Russell County Sheriff's Office announces arrest of suspected meth trafficker

Published at 6:15 p.m. on May 15, 2014 | Modified at 6:15 p.m. on May 15, 2014

Tuesday, Russell County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit agents ended the long search for suspected meth trafficker Royce Adam Oakes. Narcotics agents, led by Sgt. Mike Loyless, arrested Oakes in the wood line near Dillingham Street and Franchise Missionary Baptist Church. A subsequent search revealed Oakes was carrying six ounces of "ice" grade meth, separated into two ounce packages, Sheriff Heath Taylor said during a Thursday afternoon press conference.

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