Child support warrant leads to cocaine trafficking arrest in Colbert County

Updated: Oct. 12, 2016 at 10:39 PM CDT
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COLBERT COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - Colbert County deputies have arrested a man on drug charges, but they were looking for him for a completely different offense.

Colbert County deputies were serving a child support warrant to Darrin Meade at apartment on Roosevelt Avenue in Muscle Shoals. Deputies said there was a block of cocaine in plain view.

Upon further investigation, Meade was arrested and charged with trafficking cocaine, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Deputies recovered seven ounces of cocaine, marijuana, scales and $12,610.

Drug task force agents say Meade is a convicted cocaine dealer who's been in prison for the last five years.

Meade has bonded out of jail on $25,000, authorities say.

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