Major Drug Bust in Alabama

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.



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