Hanceville Police seize cash, weapons, 27 pounds of marijuana

Hanceville Police Department

The Hanceville Police Department seized 27 pounds of marijuana, $10,000 and multiple firearms after serving warrants Monday and Tuesday. The first arrest in the case was Joshua Lott, pictured. (Hanceville Police Department)

HANCEVILLE – The Hanceville Police Department seized 27 pounds of marijuana, $10,000 in cash and multiple firearms this week, according to Assistant Chief Adam Hadder, who said it was the result of warrants served at three different locations Monday and Tuesday.

One arrest has been made so far. Joshua Gerald Lott, 28, of Hanceville was arrested Tuesday at a residence on Linda Warren Circle. Hadder said 7 pounds of the marijuana and two of the firearms were found at the residence.

Lott was charged with trafficking in illegal drugs. He was booked into the Cullman County Detention Center and has since been released.

Hadder said more arrests are pending in the ongoing investigation, which is targeting marijuana traffickers who are traveling to California or Colorado and then driving back with the drugs or having them shipped back, sometimes to their own residences, but usually to stash houses in the area. He said there are three to four more stash houses, in addition to the three residences searched this week.

According to Hadder, Lott has been receiving 5-7 pounds of marijuana per week for the past year.

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