On Saturday, July 16, 2022, Detectives with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office’s Vice and Narcotics Division were conducting an investigation on the eastern side of Jefferson County. During the investigation, detectives initiated a tactical interaction with two subjects. Both had been previously identified as taking part in illegal drug activity related to this investigation. During the interaction, 24-year-old, Nigel Essex Stevenson was taken into custody, while a second subject fled the scene.
Detectives seized 16.8 pounds of methamphetamine and a handgun during the arrest. Nigel Stevenson is being held at the Jefferson County Jail in Birmingham on charges of Drug Trafficking. His bond has not yet been set.