Three Charged With Trying To Pay Walmart Customers To Buy Drugs

December 23, 2011

Three Monroe County, Ala., residents are facing charges for allegedly taking part in an attempt to pay Walmart customers to buy drugs in Escambia County, Ala.

Brewton Police Department narcotics agents received a call from a concerned citizen that people were trying to pay Walmart Pharmacy customers in Brewton to purchase pseudoephedrine, a cold medicine that can be used in the manufacture of methamphetamines.  The sale of the products are limited, and customers are required to show identification.

At the pharmacy, Brewton Police Sergeant Williams Mosley found Angel Coakley, age 28 of Monroeville, who was attempting to purchase pseudoephedrine. Officers then later learned that Coakley was traveling with her boyfriend, 31-year old Michael Brandon Morris  and his brother, 23-year old Charles Gregory Morris, both of Monroeville.

Police  were able to locate the Morris brothers driving in circles in the Wal-Mart parking lot waiting for Coakley to return with the pseudoephedrine.

The investigation then led officers to a room at the Colonial Manor Motel where they executed a search warrant  and found an active meth lab, drug paraphernalia and methamphetamines.

Michael Morris and Angel Coakley were both charged with unlawful manufacture of a controlled substance in the first degree, unlawful possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamines,  unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, and  unlawful manufacture of a controlled substance in the second degree. Charles Morris was charged with attempt to commit a controlled substance crime.


3 Responses to “Three Charged With Trying To Pay Walmart Customers To Buy Drugs”

  1. Sheri on December 23rd, 2011 11:44 am

    I find daily stories for the National Meth Center website and find it interesting that a week doesn’t go by without some kind of meth related “issue” out of a Walmart parking lot. What is going on? Either someone is selling or making meth, or smurfing or trying to sell their babies for meth in rual American Walmart parking lots. Loved the story last week of the woman who was hanging out in the Walmart for 5 hours actually manufacturing it inside the store. ” Clean up of shake and bake bottle on isle 5!!”

    It’s an interesting subject that needs further study. Is it the people that go there or the store’s policy on selling meth making materials? Some states have no limit on the amount of pseudoephedrine a person can purchase. Or maybe it is just anouther case for “People of Walmart”. (Check out Youtube)

  2. Char on December 23rd, 2011 9:03 am

    This could be the best Christmas Present their mothers have ever had.
    Maybe these Kids with any luck at all will have been caught before all their
    brain connections are forever ruined. May the Judge give them the
    right sentence and may they clean their bodies of drugs and take this
    chance to take a different path.


  3. cygie on December 23rd, 2011 8:27 am

    It’s sad that an addiction would compel an individual to do such things, just for a man made high. Now instead of judging and hating, let us be PRAYING instead for their deliverance from drugs, and whatever else has them bound in fetters and chains.

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