The Huntsville Police Department seizes more than half a million dollars worth of narcotics.
“It’s one of the largest ICE seizures of all time here in Huntsville,” said Chief Mark McMurray.
12 lbs. of meth, also known as ice, was seized from the Madison home of Edward Cox Jr. along with… “6 oz of cocaine, 192 g of oxycodone, $15,974 in us currency, one AR-15 assault riffle, two semi-automatic handguns and the street value of all narcotics seized was approximately $600,000,” explained Sgt. Tony McElyea.
Police say they received a tip that Cox, who goes by the street name Pop, was producing and selling large amounts of meth and cocaine. After a two month investigation, the Huntsville Police Department’s STAC team was able to get a search warrant for Cox’s home, last week. They said the meth is being traced back to Mexico.
“What the trend has been lately is they’re sending it across the border in liquid form. They’re able disguise that in things such as gas tanks and things of that nature, where liquids are easily disguised and what they’re doing is converting that into a solid form, once it gets over here to the United States,” explained McElyea.
Cox was arrested along with his girlfriend Brenda Franklin. Both are charged with trafficking meth, opiates and cocaine. Police say taking down one of the biggest drug traffickers in the area will dismantle more drug trafficking networks.
“Cliche, cut the head off the snake. If you take one of the main players out of that organization, obviously it’s going to affect and it’s going to trickle down to the lower levels,” McElyea added.
Edward and Franklin’s bonds are set at three million dollars a piece.