Huntsville police seize $600K in drugs, guns, cash

Huntsville police seize $600K in drugs, guns, cash

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Wednesday the Huntsville Police Department announced it had seized large quantities of drugs from a Madison couple.

Officers found the following after a two-month investigation into Brenda Franklin and Edward Cox Jr.

  • 12 pounds of methamphetamine
  • 6 ounces of cocaine
  • 192 grams of oxycodone 
  • an AR-15
  • two semiautomatic handguns 
  • a revolver 
  • $15,974 in cash 
Edward Cox Jr.
Edward Cox Jr. (Source: Madison County Jail)
Brenda Franklin
Brenda Franklin (Source: Madison County Jail)

Huntsville police, in coordination with other law enforcement agencies, arrested Franklin and Cox at their Madison home Thursday before midnight.

Both are facing three counts of drug trafficking, and each face $3 million dollar bonds.

Huntsville police believe the drugs came from Mexico, but do not have any evidence of cartel activity in the Valley from the investigation.

Cox has faced a series of drug related charges dating back to 1993, with four guilty pleas.

The pleas include 2nd degree possession of Marijuana (1996), trafficking cocaine (2000), trafficking cocaine (2003), and the unlawful possession or sale of prohibited liquor in 1993.

He also pled guilty to 3rd degree assault in 1997.

Franklin has faced a series of driving related charges dating back to 1998.

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