Dallas County deputies arrest man on drug charges
The Selma Times-Journal
The Dallas County Sheriff&8217;s Department arrested Patrick Bernard Smith, 35, Friday and charged with unlawful distribution of a controlled substance.
Officers acquired search warrants for Smith&8217;s home at 2228 Alabama Ave. and his mother&8217;s home in Selma.
The search of both homes produced about one-half pound of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a small amount of what appeared to officers as cocaine.
Officers also confiscated a gun at each residence.
Three schools stood within 2,500 feet of Smith&8217;s residence.
Smith caused suspicion for quite a while for the Sheriff&8217;s Department.
They began an undercover investigation on Smith at the beginning of June.
Freine said, Smith admitted to being a &8220;long-time drug dealer in Selma.&8221;
Smith&8217;s mother does not face any charges.
The charge Smith faces is classified as a Class B felony. If indicted and convicted, he could face between two and 20 years in prison for the charge. Distributing within a three-mile radius of a school could possibly add another five years.
Alabama suspends a person&8217;s driver&8217;s license for six months for any conviction of a marijuana related crime.
Officers booked Smith into the Dallas County Jail under a $15,000 bond. He made bail and was released Friday.