60 cases in Marshall County drug roundup dismissed due to lack of evidence

60 cases in Marshall County drug roundup dismissed due to lack of evidence

MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - Numerous drug cases in a sheriff's office pre-election major drug roundup in Marshall County have been dismissed.

The district attorney's office has now finished its review, and after that review, approximately 60 cases, that's nearly two-thirds of all the cases made during the bust, are now being dismissed.

The district attorney's office sought and obtained dismissals from a judge on Friday due to lack of evidence.

District Attorney Everett Johnson said the majority of the problems with the cases revolved around lack of or problematic video evidence.

The issue first came to light nearly two weeks ago when Dana Keller adamantly professed his innocence at a drug court hearing, prompting the judge to order sheriff's officials to come forth with their evidence against him. That's when they found problems with video evidence prompting them to dismiss Keller's case and ordered a review of all other cases which concluded on Friday.


Johnson said that the cases that remain will go forward and go to a grand jury.

The drug cases against the following individuals have been dismissed:

  • Dana Keller
  • Rachelle Walls
  • Paige Stapler
  • Terry Williams
  • Jacob Kirkland
  • Matthew Stapler
  • Leisa Baker
  • Nathan Kight
  • Jimmy Bearden
  • Aaron Pritchett
  • Karen Buckley
  • Angel Hudgins
  • Mark Poolos
  • Bobby Wilborn
  • Billy Martin
  • Christopher Hammond
  • Lashawna Moore
  • Brandon Bennett
  • Sedeania Green
  • Anthony Deerman
  • Brenda Buckelew
  • David Fuell
  • Christopher Woolbright
  • Timothy Lane Buckelew
  • Marty Taylor
  • Willie Mount
  • Kayla Martin
  • Scottie Tew
  • Terry Smith
  • Clinton Johnson
  • Daniel Shook
  • Danielle Vance
  • Courtney Cash
  • Eric Stapler
  • Frank Kirkbride
  • Daniel Burroughs
  • Dewey Childress
  • Hunter Staten
  • Gregory Jarrett
  • Gary Stapler
  • Jacob Hummel
  • Howard Smart
  • Allen Brunet
  • Amanda Sue Dorn Fry
  • James Davis
  • Tommy Trotter
  • Jeffery Schrimsher
  • James Harbin
  • Tammie Smart
  • Penny Franks
  • Valina Jackson
  • Lisa Kennamer
  • Jimmy Watt
  • Sean Corbin
  • Joseph Shelton
  • Ronny Peppers
  • Paige Stapler
  • John Hunter
  • Jennifer Green
  • Taylor Shavers
  • Stephen Walls

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