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Multiple drug arrests made in separate cases

Left to right: Angel Johnson, Matthew Childers, John Goings and Brandon Laney / Cullman Police Department

CULLMAN -  The Cullman Police Department (CPD) reported multiple drug arrests on Thursday.

The first occurred on Tuesday, Feb. 6, when Cullman Crime Suppression Unit (CCSU) officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on Alabama Highway 157.  According to the CPD, neither the driver nor the passenger had a valid driver’s license. 

Officers allegedly recovered drug paraphernalia and 14.5 grams of methamphetamine when searching the vehicle. The passenger, Angel Desiree Johnson, 24, of Vinemont was arrested and charged with unlawful possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Johnson is being held in the Cullman County Detention Center.

The second arrest also occurred on Tuesday, when CCSU officers again stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation, this time on Cherokee Avenue and Mize Road.

The CPD said that upon establishing probable cause to search the vehicle and occupants, officers recovered approximately 121 grams (4 ounces) of marijuana from the driver, identified as Matthew Edward Childers, 19, of Cullman. Childers also allegedly had a loaded revolver. 

Childers was placed under arrest for first-degree unlawful possession of marijuana and carrying a pistol without a permit. 

Childers, who was out on federal bond at the time of the arrest, was transported to the Cullman County Detention Center.

The third arrest followed a controlled buy in which John Edward Goings, 50, of Vinemont allegedly sold officers methamphetamine.

CCSU officers arrested him on Wednesday, Feb. 7.

Goings, who was on probation, was charged with unlawful distribution of a controlled substance and placed in the Cullman County Detention Center.

A fourth arrest by the CCSU also involved an undercover operation. Brandon Christopher Laney, 23, of Good Hope allegedly sold officers methamphetamine on three separate occasions.

Laney was charged with three counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance.

Laney was on probation at the time of his arrest. He remains incarcerated in the Cullman County Detention Center.

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    Items recovered in Childers arrest
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    Items recovered in Johnson arrest