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Phenix City drug bust nets $6K in suspected cocaine, $1,500 in suspected pot

A drug bust on Phenix City’s Sixth Street South Thursday afternoon netted $6,000 in suspected cocaine and $1,500 in suspected marijuana, police said.

The execution of search warrants around 3 p.m. also resulted in four arrests, said Lt. George Staudinger.

Complaints about drugs in the area had reached Phenix City police for some time, though very recent news about stolen property in the area led to officers getting two search warrants for 1100 and 1102 Sixth St. South, Staudinger said.

Officers and deputies with the Russell County Sheriff’s Office approached the homes, knocked and announced that they were law enforcement. They found Quaniion Lawrence, 28, Jerrell Carter, 28, and Tonnie Mott, 53, inside 1102 Sixth St. South, the lieutenant said.

“There was cocaine and marijuana recovered from that residence,” he added.

In addition, a pistol and rifles were found.

Staudinger entered the other home, where Antonio Wimberly, 29, was arrested. Drugs and a stolen pistol were found inside a backpack in that house, he said.

Two and a half ounces of suspected cocaine were found and six ounces of marijuana were found, Staudinger said.

Lawrence is charged with trafficking cocaine and second-degree receiving stolen property. Wimberly is charged with possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana. Carter is charged with loitering. Mott is charged with possession of cocaine, Staudinger said.

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