Drugs

A total of 9 ounces of methamphetamine were confiscated as part of a recent arrest along with four firearms.

A Houston County Sheriff’s Captain said authorities this week put a dent in local methamphetamine traffic with the arrest of a Dothan woman.

Christy Danielle Creamer, 34, of Dothan, was arrested Thursday and charged with trafficking methamphetamine. Capt. Donovan Arias said the arrest was part of a lengthy investigation that ramped up recently. Arias said deputies performed a traffic stop on a vehicle Thursday on Cecil Varnum Road in Hodgesville. About 7 ounces of methamphetamine was recovered. Later, a search warrant executed at a residence on Harper Joy Road resulted in the confiscation of an additional two ounces of methamphetamine along with two pistols, a rifle and a shotgun.

Arias said authorities believe Creamer is “higher up the chain” in the drug trafficking hierarchy. He said the investigation has not uncovered exactly where the methamphetamine recovered came from, but he said his experience as a law enforcement officer leads him to believe the drugs did not originate here.

“There aren’t meth labs here capable of producing that much,” Arias said. “We don’t know where these specific drugs came from, but super labs in Mexico are producing mass amounts of meth.”

Arias said the meth confiscated had a street value of more than $4,500.

The investigation is ongoing. It is a joint investigation of the Houston County Sheriff’s Office and Alabama Drug Enforcement Task Force.

Creamer had a first appearance in Houston County District Court Friday. She was advised of her rights. She did not request court-appointed counsel at her initial appearance nor a preliminary hearing. She is being held at the Houston County Jail on a $500,000 bond. The case is assigned to Judge John Steensland.

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