4 facing felony drug charges in Talladega County

Four individuals were arrested this week on felony drug charges in Talladega County. Shown, from left, are Stephen Ray Farrior Jr., William Delinski Russell, Thomas Louis Coley III and Quincy Garnett Garrett.

TALLADEGA COUNTY -- The Talladega County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force has made four felony drug arrests this week, including one on a charge of trafficking in methamphetamine.

Stephen Ray Farrior Jr., 23, of Talladega, was arrested Monday night after making contact with law enforcement at the McDonald’s In Lincoln, according to Task Force Cmdr. Jason Murray.

Murray said Farrior’s arrest was part of an ongoing investigation and that he could not go into detail of the surrounding circumstances. He did say, however, that Farrier had more than 28 grams (an ounce) of methamphetamine, which is enough to merit a trafficking charge.

Farrior’s bond was set at $250,000, and he remained in the Talladega County Metro Jail on Tuesday night.

William Delinski Russell, 22, of Sylacauga, and Thomas Louis Coley III, 20, of Alexander City, were both arrested by Sylacauga police Saturday, Murray said. The men first came into contact with police when they allegedly attempted to use a stolen credit card at a pizza restaurant.

It was not clear Tuesday if there had been any charges brought relating to the credit card, but Murray said both men had marijuana, scales, baggies and at least one pipe. Both were charged with possession of marijuana in the first degree and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Bond for both men was set at $10,000. Both had posted bond and been released by Tuesday afternoon.

Quincy Garnett Garrett, 30, was pulled over by Childersburg police Sunday for alleged traffic violations, Murray said. The officer making the stop determined Garrett had warrants through Childersburg and placed him under arrest.

According to Murray, Garrett was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine, methamphetamine and Tramadol) and carrying a concealed weapon without a permit.

It was unclear Tuesday night what Garrett was charged with in the Childersburg warrants.

His total bond was set at $20,000, and he remained behind bars Tuesday evening.

Tramadol is a painkiller.

Trafficking in methamphetamine or any other controlled substance is a class A felony in Alabama, punishable by 10 to 99 years or life in prison.

Possession of marijuana in the first degree and possession of a controlled substance are class D felonies, punishable upon conviction by one year and one day to five years in prison.

Possession of drug paraphernalia and carrying a concealed weapon without a permit are misdemeanors.