Eight Rounded Up On Narcotics Charges

April 19, 2017

The Flomaton Police Department has announced the arrest of eight people on drug charges:

  • Caleb Turk-unlawful possession of controlled substance methamphetamine, chemical endangerment of child
  • Michael Depew-attempt to commit controlled substance crime, unlawful possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine) (two counts) , possession of drug paraphernalia (two counts)
  • Kellie Moore-unlawful possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine) , chemical endangerment of child
  • Terrance Malone-unlawful possession of controlled substance (two counts) Phentermine, Oxycodone
  • Miriah Turk-unlawful possession of controlled substance (two counts) Phentermine, Oxycodone
  • Ame Roley-attempt to commit controlled substance crime, unlawful possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Devin Ratliff- unlawful possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine)
  • Justin Cornett-unlawful possession of controlled substance (Lorazepam), public intoxication, illegal possession prescription drugs

Flomaton Police Chief Bryan Davis said the arrests of Caleb Turk, Mirah Turk and Terrance Malone stemmed from a related case. The other arrests were from separate, unrelated cases.

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29 Responses to “Eight Rounded Up On Narcotics Charges”

  1. David Huie Green on April 22nd, 2017 7:51 pm

    “She was offered meth to ease the pain (just once) and became addicted.”

    Or that was the excuse given. Pushers will use any excuse to improve sales, not caring how many it might kill.

    Note to any: “Try it, you’ll like it or if you don’t, you can put it down,” is often a false sales pitch. People will insult those who reject dope for rejecting without trying. Either they are fools or they are depending on you being one. The effects of mind-altering drugs are well documented.

    The next time someone insists you have to try something, you might suggest he try a syringeful of sulfuric acid first and see if he likes it — or don’t; some are just foolish enough to try it.

    David for strength in times of weakness

  2. jasmine on April 21st, 2017 2:16 pm

    daddy please don’t be stupid I love daddy pretty please get help I did the same thing please daddy turn I love you and granny more than anything you need to know I told you so that this would happen I knew this wuld happen eventually

  3. Loving and grateful mother on April 21st, 2017 8:57 am

    When I look at these mugshots it breaks my heart. My own daughter was an excellent student in a magnet program and graduated at the top of her class. She fell in love, got married, had a child then got her heart broken when her husband left her. She was offered meth to ease the pain (just once) and became addicted. I prayed daily for God to heal her addiction, she eventually ended up in jail. No parent wants to see their child’s mugshot like these, although it was the turning point in my daughter’s life. She got the help she needed, she has been clean over six years and now helps other addicts coming out of half way houses. It is heartbreaking for the families of these young people, and those that have never experienced it just see them as “bad people”. God saved my daughter and I pray for each of these people that someone will lead them in the right direction and away from meth, it is overwhelmingly addictive and once is all it takes to change their lives. Once they try it, “choice” is no longer an option, they crave it.

  4. Mary on April 20th, 2017 11:35 am

    Not all cases have to deal with how the person was raised and in what kind of home. Sometimes it’s truly about CHOICES we make. Sometimes these CHOICES
    continue to happen due to lack of punishment from the system. A simple slap on the wrist or snitching on someone to make an even bigger bust. Some come from family that have “connections” because of wealth. If there are no consequences for their actions there will simply be no change. Addiction is being selfish. Putting a drug addiction over children and loved ones. At the moment it’s about the person and how to get their fix. It doesn’t matter who or what they hurt along the way. From neglecting and endangering their children or even stealing from loved ones. It’s ALL a selfish CHOICE.

  5. David Huie Green on April 20th, 2017 7:10 am

    Sometimes these reports are the only way I can keep up with my kin, friends and neighbors. Thanks, William.

  6. RASHEED jACKSON on April 20th, 2017 6:12 am

    Meth is a terrible drug that once an individual is on they are usually on for life, and a short one at that. The punishment for selling or manufacturing should be no less than a life sentence or even the death penalty.The same sentence the users are given once they start using. All recreational drugs have a side effect that changes ones life to some extent but meth seems to be the one drug that is doing more damage these days. It is time we start getting serious about the drug problem in this country. Unlike the days when Ronald Reagan declared “War on Drugs” and in doing so our government placed restrictions on law abiding citizens while the cutting deals with drug lords in South America. We the law abiding, Contributing, Deplorables, need to stand up and demand that our laws be changed so the distributor of these poisons meet the punishment they deserve.

  7. Prayer can work miracles on April 19th, 2017 11:42 pm

    Someone commented on here and said “it doesn’t search you out….” Well, yes actually “it” does.
    “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour”- 1 Peter 5:8
    These people need the word of God! People make bad decisions without God…sick, sad, evil, stupid decisions. Temptation can still reach Godly people, but with God you have the support and the strength it takes to resist it! The Lord is still in the miracle working business for those who believe. I’ve witnessed it and experienced it. Praying for these folks tonight. They need it more than they need anything else.

  8. Good Grief on April 19th, 2017 8:15 pm

    How sad. Pray for these people. They are someones loved one.

  9. Chris in Molino on April 19th, 2017 7:56 pm

    @Nancy Peters—– Very well said. Amen to that !

  10. Wow on April 19th, 2017 6:47 pm

    @ Nancy Peters,
    I have much respect for you to not only turn your life around but to post your testimony and bare your soul for all to see (and post your name) I’m glad God has healed you, maybe your story will inspire others

  11. Don Neese on April 19th, 2017 4:52 pm

    @ Nancy Peters
    Great Testimony!!! Great Truth!! I love to hear of these kind of Victories!!!!

    It’s true “Some people are always headed this way”. But others just get caught up in it. However, after the second admonition they become heathens and must be dealt with appropriately.
    Fear of harsh retribution would be a deterrence for others.
    Unfortunately it is a supply and demand culture. No buyers no dealers. .

  12. Tarrence Wright on April 19th, 2017 4:26 pm

    I wish they’d do this more often. We need to keep our children safe. Way to go Flomaton Police Department. Show century a thing or two.

  13. David Huie Green on April 19th, 2017 2:50 pm

    “Where do people make the turn for the worst and lose their strength to get back up?”

    Some never turned, were always headed this way.

    David for better destinations

  14. Cory on April 19th, 2017 2:22 pm

    This is so sad. Where do people make the turn for the worst and lose their strength to get back up? Individuals like these come from all types of backgrounds. Hopefully they get more of these people off of the streets. Such a shame.

  15. Karen on April 19th, 2017 1:25 pm

    I know 3 of the people on here. Drugs have taken so many loved ones from us all. We all need to help find a solution to this and help out as a community. The 3 I know come from good loving families and this goes to show it can happen to anyone.

  16. Kane on April 19th, 2017 12:15 pm

    They were living in a METH HOUSE not a glass house.

  17. chris on April 19th, 2017 12:11 pm

    I am not seeing any rock throwing or glass breaking on this story.

  18. Jason on April 19th, 2017 11:56 am

    Temptation is always present. Find Jesus. He has a cure that is stronger than the devil.

    If you do the right thing, even if no one is watching, people could avoid finding themselves in situations such as this. All one has to do is say “NO”. Lord knows that I am not perfect but I also can easily say “NO” if the consequences could result in me wearing the silver bracelets while being given the free ride to castle greyskull.

  19. Steph on April 19th, 2017 11:47 am

    You’re right… bad things happen to good people…..sickness, accidents, heartache and even death. Drug use doesn’t happen it is a choice that you make for yourself. It doesn’t search you out and force you into that lifestyle. Take responsibility for your own actions.

  20. U So Stupid on April 19th, 2017 11:40 am

    Keep telling yourself that!!! Once a crackhead, always a crackhead. Don’t try to justify it.

  21. GoodGravy on April 19th, 2017 11:37 am

    Winners..all of ‘em

  22. Pensacola pete on April 19th, 2017 9:07 am

    Don’t do the time if you can’t do the time.

    You can’t change the facts but you could have changed the acts.

    Render unto God what us God’s, render unto Ceaser what is Ceaser’s.

    You reap what you sow.

    I like my glass house.

  23. wondering on April 19th, 2017 9:01 am

    Just wondering – How do you these people KEEP getting out. Some have MULTIPLE charges for the same things. No Justice – Just a slap on the wrist. again…..

  24. bartender on April 19th, 2017 8:45 am

    look at these kids what in the heck went wrong with them? when we were that age we didnt have alot of money but we could find something to do besides drugs.yes we dont some stupied stuff but never like kids are doing these days. we got our butt tore up.now if you touch a kid you go to jail.my brother in law went to jail cause his daughter spit in his face and he slapped her so she called the law.he went to jail.go figure.they all need some boot camp and show they whos boss.

  25. Nancy Peters on April 19th, 2017 8:34 am

    I would never throw stones at you, because in the 90s I was also caught up in satan’s web of meth and all the hell that came with it. I know it is a horrible life with seemingly no hope. But I am here to tell you that I gave my heart and life to Jesus Christ, and He made a miraculous testimony from my broken life. I am free from all drugs, sickness, and eternal death in Hell because of what He has done for me. He has also done this for you. You just have to accept His hand and walk with Him. He will heal you in all the places you hurt. He will make beauty from the ashes. Please don’t let satan take your life. He is not satisfied until you are dead and in Hell. Get a Bible. Read the book of John. Call out to Jesus, and He will save you. He has done it for me, my brother, and many others. He is waiting for YOU!

  26. Nana of 16 on April 19th, 2017 8:26 am

    This is such a sad and terrible drug! I know we’ve been there with our daughter and after a long recovery, GOD has made changes in her life, because she let him. My love and prayers go out to all of these families.

  27. That Guy on April 19th, 2017 7:28 am

    Great work cleaning up! still loads more meth in the area to be cleaned up.

  28. justice on April 19th, 2017 7:07 am

    Users and distributors of poison and child endangerment – prison for all

  29. Jan on April 19th, 2017 6:51 am

    Thank you, Flomaton Police Department and all who helped you.

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