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Drug raid in Town Creek leads to arrest
TOWN CREEK — Law enforcement raided a Town Creek man's home Monday evening and arrested him on drug charges.
Chief Deputy Wayne Huguley said the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department's Special Response Team, Drug Task Force and other members of the department executed a search warrant at about 8:18 p.m. after "a lengthy investigation into the sales of illegal narcotics."
Huguley said the office charged Dwight Denorris Page Jr., 26, of 2252 Lawrence County 265, also known as Blue Hollow Road, with second-degree possession of a controlled substance, second-degree possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He estimated value of the drugs was $5,380.
The Lawrence County Jail released Page on a $14,000 bond.
— Bayne Hughes
Teen in hospital; 40% of body is burned
Huntsville Emergency Medical Systems Inc. ambulances transported a 17-year-old boy with burns to 40 percent of his body to University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital on Tuesday after a fireworks accident.
Don Webster of HEMSI said the teenager apparently was shooting fireworks out of his vehicle on County Line Road.
The Madison County Sheriff's Department is investigating the incident.
Webster said HEMSI answered calls to four fireworks incidents on this Fourth of July holiday.
— Bayne Hughes
Huntsville nabs 28 allegedly drunk drivers
Huntsville police said Wednesday that checkpoints set up during the Fourth of July weekend took 28 suspected drunk drivers off the road.
Officers also issued 118 traffic citations, impounded 10 vehicles and made three felony arrests, two drug-related and the other involving a fugitive from justice.
That is nearly 50 percent more driving under the influence arrests and twice as many citations as made during the holiday in 2005.
— Seth Burkett
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