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



                Drug Team Nets

                60 Pounds of Pot


Huntsville, Alabama (June 21, 2005) Agents with the Madison/Morgan County Strategic Counter drug Team (STAC Team) stopped two vehicles this week, one of them containing approximately 60 pounds of marijuana. STAC Team Commander Gerry Norris said agents stopped a red 1999 Ford Taurus northbound on I-65 near Athens. The driver, 51-year-old Raul Valdez Olguin was traveling with another vehicle, a 1996 Ford Crown Victoria being driven by 37-year-old German Barron. A Deputy from the Limestone County Sheriff’s Department stopped his vehicle. Both men claimed to be driving to Memphis and Michigan from Texas. Norris said a police K-9 alerted on both vehicles where approximately 60 pounds of marijuana was found in 2 and three pound bundles stuffed in the car seats. Both men are charged with Trafficking in Marijuana and were booked into the Limestone County Jail.


Earlier in the week, Investigators arrested an alleged local drug dealer. Norris said

27-year-old Gamal Pride was arrested after agents discovered 3 ounces of cocaine during a vehicle stop. Further investigation led to Pride’s home at 3004 Hillsboro, where another five ounces of cocaine was found in the freezer. Several thousand dollars in cash was also recovered. Pride was booked into the Madison County Jail for Trafficking in Cocaine and Possession of Marijuana.



Editor’s Note: Sorry, no mug shots or dope photos. Thanks Wendell