Sheriff’s Narcotics Investigators Seize 10,000 doses of Heroin

Publish Date: July 26, 2018
Written by: Joni Money
Categories: Arrest | News

Birmingham, AL 07/26/2018

On July 17, Sheriff’s narcotics investigators seized over one kilogram of heroin and 224 grams of methamphetamine from a home in Bessemer.

Christopher James Moton

As part of an ongoing investigation into the distribution of heroin in western Jefferson County, narcotics investigators developed information that a large amount of heroin was being held at a home in the 1800 block of 11th Street North in Bessemer. They established surveillance on the house and witnessed the target, 38-year-old Christopher Moton, driving away. He was stopped on a traffic stop a short distance away.

During the stop, Moton was found to be in possession of a handgun. A prior felony conviction prohibits him from possessing a firearm. He was arrested and taken to the Jefferson County Jail.

Investigators returned to the home and conducted a search. During this search, they discovered a kilogram of heroin and 224 grams of methamphetamine. The street value of the seizure is approximately $218,000.

A typical dose unit of heroin is .1 grams. This seizure is the equivalent of 10,000 dose units of heroin taken off the streets of Jefferson County.

Christopher Moton has been charged with Trafficking Heroin, Trafficking Methamphetamine, Certain Person Forbidden to Possess a Firearm, Carrying a Pistol without License, and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He remains in the Jefferson County Jail with bond set at $2,018,000.


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