On Friday, August 28, 2020 at approximately 1:30 PM, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a white Nissan Titan on I-59 southbound near the I-20 interchange. During the stop, deputies detected the overwhelming odor of marijuana. In the course of a probable cause search of the vehicle, deputies located 11 pounds of marijuana stored in vacuum sealed bags.
Deputies then contacted Detectives from the Vice and Narcotics Unit who recognized one of the occupants as the subject of a marijuana trafficking investigation. Search warrants were obtained for the subject’s address in the 500 block of Elm Street in Birmingham. During the search of the residence, an additional 18.95 grams of marijuana, 16.01 grams of mushrooms, Ecstasy, Xanax and over $3400 in currency were found.
26 year old Miguel Recardo Samuels, Jr of Birmingham, 34 year old Courtney Ladreko Mason of Oxford, Georgia and 39 year old Anthony Larvell Maddox of Lithonia, Georgia were all arrested and taken to the Jefferson County Jail. All three subjects were charged with Trafficking of Marijuana.