Police seize loaded guns, loads of cash in drug bust

Police seize loaded guns, loads of cash in drug bust
Guns, cash seized by police (Source: Decatur PD)
Guns, cash seized by police (Source: Decatur PD)

DECATUR, AL (WAFF) - Decatur police arrested a man on drug and weapons charges Tuesday.

Tony Franklin Parker is charged with two counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance and three counts of possession of a controlled substance.

Police said Parker was the subject of an investigation that stretched several months. They said he distributed large amounts of prescription medication during that time.

Investigators performed a search of Parker's residence and found three different types of controlled medications, drug use paraphernalia, along with several loaded guns and a large amount of cash.

Parker was taken to the Morgan County Jail in lieu of a $68,000 bond - $50,000 of which must be paid in cash.

The cash bond was requested due to Parker's additional charge of being a certain person forbidden to possess a pistol; police said this is due to Parker's extensive, multi-state history of violent crime.

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