6 arrested on drug charges in 4 separate incidents in Cullman

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Top row, left to right: Christian Davis Barnett, Lisa Diane Wise and Billy Leon Williams, Jr.; Bottom row, left to right: Ashley Denise Moore, Ben Cody Scruggs and Courtney Lamar Copes (Cullman Police Department)

CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman Police Department’s Crime Suppression Unit (CSU) on Saturday reported the arrests of six people. The arrests are from three separate incidents.

The CSU arrested Christian Davis Barnett, 22, of Cullman, charging him with four counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance for allegedly selling methamphetamine. He was also charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, second-degree unlawful possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.  

The CPD said Barnett was out on bond for multiple felony charges at the time of his arrest.  He was booked into the Cullman County Detention Center where he remains incarcerated. 

In a second incident, the CSU arrested Lisa Diane Wise, 47, of Vinemont, charging her with unlawful distribution of a controlled substance for allegedly selling methamphetamine. She was also charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

Wise has made bond.

In a third incident, the CSU arrested Billy Leon Williams, Jr., 35, of Cullman after executing a search warrant at his residence. Officers allegedly recovered more than a pound of high-grade marijuana, along with drug paraphernalia items.  Williams, Jr. was charged with first-degree unlawful possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The CPD said Williams, Jr. was on probation at the time of his arrest.  He was booked into the Cullman County Detention Center where he remains incarcerated. 

In a fourth incident, the CSU, along with patrol officers Jake Lambert, Clint Sanford and Bryan Medlock, went to the Days Inn off U.S. Highway 278 West in reference to a civil disturbance call.  After gaining consent to search the room, officers allegedly recovered methamphetamine, crack cocaine, marijuana and a stolen handgun. 

Ashley Denise Moore, 34, and Ben Cody Scruggs, 31, both of Cullman, were charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, second-degree unlawful possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and fourth-degree receiving stolen property. The CPD said Moore also had outstanding warrants at the time of the arrest. 

Courtney Lamar Copes, 36, of Birmingham was charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree unlawful possession of marijuana and fourth-degree receiving stolen property.  The CPD said Copes is on probation in Jefferson County and had outstanding warrants for his arrest.

All three suspects were booked into the Cullman County Detention Center where they remain incarcerated. 

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