Meth Burrito Found in Dothan

Drug burrito.

Drug burrito.


The Dothan Eagle Reports,

An Ashford woman faces multiple felony charges after Houston County Sheriff’s narcotics agents found over 2.5 ounces of methamphetamine, synthetic marijuana and heroin concealed inside two homemade beef burritos.

According to a statement from the Houston County Sheriff’s Office, investigators recently arrested 55-year-old Darlene Halks and charged her with felony drug trafficking, felony possession of synthetic marijuana and felony unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

Court records show deputies arrested Halks during a traffic stop near the intersection of Montgomery Highway and Napier Field Road on Saturday. Deputies charged Halks with trafficking around 2.5 ounces of meth.

Sheriff’s Cpl. Phillip Small said the arrest was the result of a six-month investigation.

“There were two burritos, and inside these burritos were two tubes,” Small said. “Inside the tubes there was synthetic marijuana. Both burritos were slam tight with synthetic marijuana.”

Small said they found the synthetic marijuana wrapped tight with black duct tape and then stuffed inside each of the two beef burritos. He said they also found at least a dozen small plastic bags of meth hidden inside the lettuce and tomatoes of the burritos. He said deputies also found xanax and heroin inside the burritos.

“That was a first for us to see dope concealed in a burrito,” Small said. “We’ve found dope hidden in compartments of vehicles, and all kinds of places, but never in a burrito.”

Halks was taken to the Houston County Jail and held on bail totaling $510,000.

Small said Halks was out on bail for another pending drug trafficking charge in Houston County.

Court records show agents with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency arrested two men on felony drug trafficking charges shortly before deputies arrested Halks.

Records show state police arrested Joshua Ian Harris, 27, and Steven Anthony Forman, 27, both of Bessemer, and charged them each with felony drug trafficking and felony unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

Records show the police investigation revealed both Harris and Forman met a person in the Wal-Mart parking lot in Troy and provided Darlene Halks with two packages containing controlled substances.

Records show both Harris and Forman were found in possession of a large amount of cash, several cell phones and a roll of black electrical tape.

Both Harris and Forman were taken to the Pike County Jail and each held on bail totaling $76,500.

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