Cullman Police make multiple drug, forgery arrests


Left to right, top: James Tyler Hinman, Asia Ryan Graham, Justin Dwayne Turner

Left to right, bottom: Christina Louise Karrer, Matt Hill, Jake Aaron Williams

(Cullman Police Department)

CULLMAN – The Cullman Police Department’s Crime Suppression Unit (CSU) has made multiple drug and forgery arrests recently.

Arrested in Hanceville were James Tyler Hinman, 37, and Asia Ryan Graham, 28, both of Hanceville. The pair was charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, first-degree unlawful possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

The pair was arrested after CSU members executed a search warrant at the couple’s residence and allegedly recovered approximately 4 ounces of methamphetamine, approximately 389 grams of marijuana, 20 alprazolam pills, tramadol pills, carisoprodol  pills, heroin, marijuana wax, drug paraphernalia and a handgun. 

Hinman and Graham were transported to the Cullman County Detention Center and have since been released.

In a separate case, the CSU arrested Justin Dwayne Turner, 36, and Christina Louise Karrer, 34, both of Hanceville, charging them with reckless endangerment and unlawful distribution of a controlled substance for allegedly selling methamphetamine. 

Both Turner and Karrer were booked in at the Cullman County Detention Center and have since been released. 

In a third case, said a release from the CPD, the CSU observed a pickup in the Shell Station parking lot on U.S. Highway 31 South and recognized Matt Hill, 34, of Falkville, in the vehicle. Hill had outstanding felony warrants. 

The CPD said Hill sped off, leaving the area, but officers were able to locate the vehicle at the Kensington Station apartment complex. When officers approached, Hill was gone from the vehicle.  The subject inside the vehicle was identified as Jake Aaron Williams, 30, of Hanceville.  

A Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) K-9 deputy responded to the scene where the K-9 allegedly alerted to the odor of narcotics inside the vehicle.  During a search of the vehicle, officers recovered drug paraphernalia along with multiple items related to identity theft, forgery and forgery devices. 

Recovered were a printer, multiple blank checks, driver’s licenses, credit/debit cards, social security information and banking account information as well as names, addresses and phone numbers. 

Williams was arrested for identity theft, third-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia,  third-degree forgery (multiple counts), criminal possession of a forgery device and illegal possession of a credit/debit card. 

Williams was transported to the Cullman County Detention Center where he remains incarcerated. 

Hill was later located and arrested on the same charges, as well as his outstanding warrants. 

Hill also remains incarcerated at the Cullman County Detention Center. 

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