Two men are behind bars after a massive drug bust in Jefferson County.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office on Friday carried out multiple search warrants at five different locations following a 10-month investigation. The locations – mostly apartments – stretched from east Jefferson County to Fairfield to Fultondale.
Investigators seized a total of 19.5 pounds of cocaine, 5.74 pounds of heroin, 22 pounds of methamphetamine, 30 ounces of marijuana and 150 grams of a fentanyl/ heroin mixture. Also confiscated was more than $588,000 in cash.
Antonio Powell, 33, and Lumon Layton, 49, were taken into custody. Both live in Birmingham. Layton was arrested on multiple drug trafficking charges as well as first-degree possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and certain persons forbidden to possess a firearm. His bonds total $2.5 million. Powell stands charged with first-degree possession of marijuana with bond set at $10,000.