Tuscaloosa security firm fired by the city


[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1366842012&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4030836&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1366842012 type=script]TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — On Wednesday, Tuscaloosa fired its security firm after the owner was arrested during a marijuana bust.

Narcotics investigators confiscated 164 grams of marijuana, $26,000 in cash, four assault rifles and three shotguns from the TCB Security owner’s home.

“We’ve been working with the Tuscaloosa Police Department in taking measures that will be in place for John Mayer [on Thursday], but ultimately the health, safety and welfare of our community is a top priority,” Mayor Walt Maddox said. “We felt that revoking the contract was in our community’s best interest.”

The City of Tuscaloosa had recently renewed its contract with TCB Security, which provided services for the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, river market and the transportation museum.

Copyright 2013 WIAT-TV CBS 42

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