8 FACING DRUG CHARGES AFTER WALKER COUNTY BUST

Eight people are behind bars and facing drug charges after a bust Saturday in Walker County.

According to the Walker County Sheriff’s Office, the bust started when the Walker County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched by a 911 caller who reported a person passed out in the laundry room of Oakman Terrace Apartments.

Walker County Narcotics K-9 Deputy Josh Key and his Belgian malinois partner Cayne responded to the call, along with Oakman Police Chief Ken Marbury, Parrish Police Chief Julius Gamblin and Deputy Braden Miles.

Upon arrival, Key said he found James Mitchell Benson, 49, of Oakman slumped over a table. Benson declined medical treatment, but was found to be in possession of methamphetamine, suboxone and drug paraphernalia. Benson was arrested for unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Witnesses told those who responded that there were other people in Benson’s apartment in the same condition, and expressed concern that there could be other overdose victims there.

Those who responded to the call checked into the apartment and found more meth, marijuana, various pills, hundreds of plastic baggies and drug paraphernalia in the room, along with seven more people.

Those seven were arrested and taken to the Walker County Jail. Their names and charges are as follows:

  • Barry Steven Pate, 46, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Bridgette Diane Joyce Jenkins, 43, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Randi Lynn Wade, 37, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Adrian Genard Douglas, 49, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Jason Ryan Terry, 26, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Terry had several outstanding warrants in addition to his current charges.
  • Megan Olivia Snow Graham, 27, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Graham also had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear.
  • Tony Derrick Garrison, 29, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia

 

 

 

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