Morgan County traffic stop leads to drug bust, 2 arrested

Morgan County traffic stop leads to drug bust, 2 arrested
Shannon Levoid Turner (Source: Morgan County Sheriff's Office)
Shannon Levoid Turner (Source: Morgan County Sheriff's Office)
Miranda Valentine (Source: Morgan County Sheriff's Office)
Miranda Valentine (Source: Morgan County Sheriff's Office)

MORGAN COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - A traffic stop turned in to a drug bust with two people arrested Thursday in Morgan County.

According to police, Shannon Levoid Turner,39,  had been selling undercover agents methamphetamine for the past several months.

Agents observed Turner driving on Highway 67 in the Brooksville area of Morgan County and initiated a traffic stop. Miranda Valentine, 20, was also in the vehicle. According to officials, there were several open liquor bottles, one ounce of crystal methamphetamine and more than one ounce of marijuana in the vehicle. Agents also recovered $14,000 in cash.

According to the Morgan County Sheriff's Office, agents then executed a search warrant at Turner's home where they found drug paraphernalia and plastic bags used in the resale of illegal drugs. According to officials, agents also recovered a small amount of cocaine from the home.

Agents say, during a complete search of the vehicle, they found two handguns, one of which had been reported stolen, and several iPads, cell phones and a computer.

Both Turner and Valentine were charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute, unlawful possession of marijuana, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and for illegal possession of prohibited liquor.

Agents had been attempting to serve Turner three felony distribution warrants. According to officials Turner also had two additional misdemeanor and two outstanding felony warrants for his arrest on other drug related and traffic offenses.

Investigators with the Morgan County Sheriff's Office will be pressing additional charges on Turner for receiving stolen property and for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

His bond has been set at $80,600.

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