On Wednesday, May 25, 2022, detectives with the Jefferson County Vice and Narcotics Division, along with members from the SWAT team, executed a search warrant in the 5900 block of Mount Olive Road in Gardendale. During the search, firearms and a large quantity of methamphetamines were seized.
Arrested in the search were, 47-year-old, Gary Hutchison, 32-year-old, Tony Hicks and 31-year-old, Jonathan Ellis. Hutchison was charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamines and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. His bonds total $255,000.00. Hicks was charged with possession of illegal narcotics, with the intent to distribute. His bond was set at $15,000.00. Ellis was charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamines. His bond was set at $10,000.00. All three suspects were booked into the Jefferson County Jail in Birmingham.