Decatur police crack down on cocaine sales, 3 arrested

Published: Mar. 3, 2016 at 7:47 PM CST|Updated: Mar. 31, 2016 at 6:47 PM CDT
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Promise Sykes (Source: Decatur Police Department)
Promise Sykes (Source: Decatur Police Department)
Rachelle Fuqua (Source: Decatur Police Department)
Rachelle Fuqua (Source: Decatur Police Department)
Larondrick Macklin (Source: Decatur Police Department)
Larondrick Macklin (Source: Decatur Police Department)

DECATUR, AL (WAFF) - Over several months, Decatur Police Department's Organized Crime Unit received several complaints about people selling cocaine on Kelly Avenue SW. The complaints consisted of heavy traffic due to what citizens believed to be narcotics distribution.

Investigators determined the sources of the drug traffic was the people who lived in two different apartments on Kelly Avenue.

Wednesday the Decatur Police Department and Madison-Morgan HIDTA executed the search warrants simultaneously at both locations.

When officials were making their way into one of the apartments one of the suspects attempted to discard a MAC-11 machine pistol, a quantity of crack cocaine, and a quantity of synthetic cannabinoids through an open window.

During the search, investigators found large quantities of powder cocaine, marijuana, spice and drug paraphernalia. Numerous firearms were also located at both apartments. The firearms consisted of multiple pistols and an assault rifle.

Investigators arrested Stevlon Tucker, also known as "ep ep", Promise Sykes, and Rachelle Fuqua.

Tucker was arrested for two counts of distribution of a controlled substance, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence, and possession of marijuana. He was transported to the Decatur City Jail where he was booked. He was later transferred to the Morgan County Jail on a $16,000 bond.

Sykes was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was transported to the Decatur City Jail where she was booked. She was later transferred to the Morgan County Jail on a $5,500 bond.

Fuqua was arrested for possession of marijuana.  She also had an active warrant through the City of Decatur for giving a false name to a law enforcement officer. She was transported to the Decatur City Jail where she was booked on a $1,000 bond.

Decatur Police Department also developed Larondrick Macklin, also known as "Dreads", as a suspect. He was wanted for trafficking in cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

If you know Macklin's whereabouts contact the Decatur Police Department at (256)341-4660.

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