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.