A drug trafficking investigation that began a year ago resulted in one man’s arrest and more than 300 grams of methamphetamine and other drugs being seized on Wednesday in Scottsboro.
On Wednesday, January 12, 2022, the Jackson County Sherriff's Office issued the following press release:
A one-year drug trafficking investigation conducted by members of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) Region F Drug Task Force, Jackson County Sheriff's Office, DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, Scottsboro Police Department, and other Task Force member agencies culminated in the arrest of a Scottsboro man on outstanding arrest warrants stemming from this investigation.
Trafficking in Morphine
Trafficking in Synthetic Cannabinoid
Trafficking in Marijuana
Trafficking in Methamphetamine
Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances X 6
Certain Persons Forbidden from Possessing a Firearm
Possession of a Sawed-off Shotgun
Possession of a Firearm with an Altered Serial Number
Chemical Endangerment of a Child
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
During LIEGHTNER's arrest, drug agents located and seized:
361 grams of Methamphetamine
326 ounces of Marijuana
168 grams of Crack Cocaine
51 grams of Cocaine HCL (Powder)
86 grams of Fentanyl
420 grams of Spice (Synthetic Cannabinoid)
31 grams of Psilocybin Mushrooms
This seizure will result in additional charges being pursued against LEIGHTNER and others. LIEGHTNER remains in the Jackson County Jail on a $130,500 Bond.
This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released later.