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November 26, 2014

Traffic stop leads to drug charges

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Posted: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 9:25 pm

Three Talladega residents are facing felony drug charges following a routine traffic stop, according to Talladega County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force Commander Jason Murray.

Joel Trevor Carlisle, 33, of Watts Lane; Courtney Shantavius Funderburg, 24, of North Street East; and Ashley R. Allen, 33, of East Street were all charged with manufacture of a controlled substance in the first degree, possession of a controlled substance and felony possession of drug paraphernalia.

Bond was set at $50,000 each by District Judge Jeb Fannin.

Murray said Talladega Police pulled over a vehicle Carlisle was driving as part of a routine stop. They determined that Carlisle was driving with a revoked license.

After getting consent to search the vehicle, task force agents found methamphetamine, digital scales and other drug paraphernalia associated with the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Allen and Funderburg were passengers in Carlisle’s vehicle, Murray added.

According to records at the Talladega Metro Jail, Carlisle also had an outstanding warrant for failure to pay child support.

Manufacture of a controlled substance is a class A felony in Alabama, punishable upon conviction by 10 to 99 years or life in prison.

Felony possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance are class C felonies in Alabama, punishable upon conviction by one year and one day to 10 years in prison.

-- Chris Norwood

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