Fairfield Police seize nearly $30,000 in drugs

FAIRFIELD, Ala. (WIAT) — A man is behind bars tonight after getting caught with nearly $30,000 worth of drugs. It’s an amazing story of a bust that happened in Fairfield, almost by accident, as police were simply checking on a man who was asleep in his car at a red light. The next thing they knew,  they were making a huge score.

“Onehundred seventy-two grams or 4.5 ounces of heroin, one ounce of cocaine and some assorted pills,” says Fairfield Police Chief Leon Davis of the bust his officers made early this morning.

In all, the cache of drugs has a street value of more than $27,000. The man officers found in possession of the drugs is 27-year-old Christopher Taylor.

But where officers found Taylor is an even better story. He was just a few blocks away from the police station. They say he was passed out behind the wheel of his Cadillac, it was still in drive and there was an empty bottle of whiskey next to him. They say when they woke him up things took a turn for the worse.

“Evidently he didn’t want to go to jail for some reason or another,” says Chief Davis. “So he kind of resisted arrest.”

Later when officers searched the car they opened the center console and hit the jackpot.

“We will find, from time to time, smaller amounts,” says Davis. “A gram on a person here and there. But to find that amount of heroin. That ones a pretty sizeable amount. The largest one in recent history.”

Taylor is being held on a $516,000 bond. He’s facing drug trafficking and possession charges as well as resisting arrest. If convicted he could get life in prison.

2014 WIAT-TV CBS42

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