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Selma Police Department makes pair of drug busts

The Selma Police Department made two drug arrests over the weekend.

The first arrest was made Saturday night at 8:40 p.m. on the bypass of U.S. Highway 80 West, led by SPD’s K-9 Special Operations Unit.

Sicorey Shannon, 36, was charged with possession of narcotics, first-degree possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession.

As of Monday, he remains in jail.

Selma Police Chief Spencer Collier said officers found 10 grams of molly in pure powder form, 358 grams of MDA and $13,000 cash in Shannon’s vehicle.

“Our K-9 Unit performed the traffic stop on the vehicle driven by Shannon,” Collier said. “His actions led to suspicious behavior. He refused permission to let officers search his vehicle. We did an open search on K-9 sniff indicated presence of narcotics.”

The second arrest occurred at 1:54 a.m. Sunday morning on the intersection of Franklin Street and Alabama Avenue.

Jarvis Emile Moss, 37, was charged with second-degree marijuana possession and certain person forbidden to possess a firearm. His bonds totaled at $21,000 and made bond.

Collier said the odor of marijuana was detected in Moss’ car after an officer pulled him over.

For Collier, the two arrests showed the city’s law enforcement effectiveness.

“It was a busy weekend where we were proactive preventing a lot of these crimes before they occurred,” Collier said. “We had assistance from other agencies and that helped. The patrol did a fantastic job responding to calls. The Special Operations Unit was proactive.”