MOULTON — A North Courtland councilman was among a group arrested this morning in connection with a nine-month undercover investigation into illegal drug activity, officials said today.
North Courtland Councilman Terry Robinson is charged with four counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, according to a release from the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department.
Amard Martin, director of the Lawrence County Drug Task Force, said Robinson, who lives near R.A. Hubbard High School, is accused of selling prescription pills to an undercover drug agent.
Martin said the roundup involved every law enforcement agency in the county.
“We have 32 warrants,” Martin said. “I’m not sure how many people we have actually picked up at this point, but we did some good.”
He said everyone arrested was charged with distribution of a controlled substance.
“We had them selling pills, cocaine, marijuana and meth,” Martin said.
The 18 other people charged so far with unlawful distribution of a controlled substance:
•Tammy Ellis Bowling;
•Bobby Laron Kelso;
•Tyrone Maurice Boyd;
•Kimberly Loretta Smith;
•Timothy Gene Smith (2 counts);
•Susan Aldridge Kerby (2 counts);
•Judy Jones Cowan;
•Timothy Ray Vinson (2 counts);
•Earnest L. Nance Jr.;
•Austin Larry Williams;
•Robert Cory Cornelius;
•Joseph David Wren, also charged with possession of a controlled substance, first-degree possession of marijuana and escape III;
•Larmand Darnell Hall also charged with probation violation;
•Adam J. Cottingham;
•Betty Mears Huston (2 counts).
Moulton Advertiser reporter Jason Houston contributed to this article.