NEWS RELEASE

 

HUNTSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801

 

Rex Reynolds                         Wendell Johnson

       Chief of Police               Public Affairs Administrator

(256) 427-7001                       (256) 427-7043  
 

                      

Special Operations             North Precinct              West Precinct        South Precinct
     (256) 427-7157             (256) 746-4111          (256) 427-5461     (256) 213-4503

            

                              

STAC Team Takes Down Huntsville Drug Kingpin

 Huntsville, Alabama (August 19, 2005) After a brief car chase and a foot pursuit at Parkway City Mall Thursday night, 25-year-old Keian Hawkins was arrested and booked in the Madison County Metro Jail without Bond. He and his girlfriend, 22-year-old Marquita Rene Ward are both charged with Trafficking in Cocaine and Possession of Marijuana. Hawkins was also charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon, a 9mm pistol.

 According to STAC Team Commander Gerry Norris, after the arrest agents served search warrants at 4017 Hunterís Ridge an apartment complex in southwest Huntsville. They recovered a total of 10 ounces of crack and powder cocaine, and a large amount of marijuana. The cocaine has a street value of approximately $40,000. Norris says Hawkins is allegedly a major drug supplier for north and west Huntsville.