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Dothan police make 57-pound drug bust

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Posted: Saturday, June 15, 2013 3:16 pm | Updated: 3:34 pm, Sat Jun 15, 2013.

A Dothan man faces a felony drug trafficking charge after police investigators recently seized nearly 60 pounds of marijuana.

Dothan Police Maj. Steve Parrish confirmed investigators with the department’s vice unit arrested Terrance Devon Durr, 30, of Honeysuckle Road, on Friday and charged him with felony trafficking marijuana and felony unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

Court records show police investigators seized about 57 pounds of marijuana on Friday at a residence in the 800 block of Randolph Street.

Parrish said the charges were the result of a “several” week investigation. He said the drug unit had “viable” information that Durr was allegedly trafficking marijuana from the Randolph Street residence.

“Vice investigators conducted a lengthy investigation, which led to the surveillance of a relative’s house on Randolph Street where we had information Mr. Durr was going to be receiving a large amount of marijuana,” Parrish said. “We just waited until he got home, and just caught him red-handed as they say.”

Parrish said police found the drugs separated into large bales. He also said the 57 pounds of marijuana had an estimated wholesale value of about $60,000 and an estimated street value of close to $150,000.

“It was a substantial drug bust. We seized three vehicles that were all paid for we believe by drug proceeds,” Parrish said. “We believe he’d already sold 3 pounds. It looks like we’ve arrested somebody who makes his living selling marijuana.”

Parrish said police seized a car, a pickup truck and a motorcycle as part of their investigation.

Court records also show police charged Durr with felony unlawful possession of a controlled substance, cocaine, at the same residence.

Durr was taken to the Houston County Jail and held on $1 million bail for the drug trafficking charge and $15,000 bail for the cocaine possession charge.

Records also show Durr pleaded guilty to felony unlawful possession of a controlled substance in 2000.

In an unrelated investigation, court records show a Georgia man faces multiple felony charges, including drug trafficking, after Headland police arrested him last week.

Records show Headland police charged Michael Christopher Jackson, 37, of Morrow, Ga., on Thursday with a half dozen felony charges, which included trafficking meth, trafficking in stolen identities, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, chemical endangerment of a child and two counts of illegal possession of a debit or credit card.

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