OPD confiscates drugs and guns



An early Sunday morning wreck resulted in Oneonta police confiscating two guns and eight small balls of cocaine from the vehicle.

The single car accident happened near mile marker 33, north of Oneonta, on Ala 75.

According to the police report, the vehicle drifted into the southbound lane of Ala 75, overcorrected to the right, left the road, and struck a tree.

Neither of the vehicle’s occupants are Blount County residents; however, both sustained injuries and were transported to a Birmingham hospital.

According to Investigator Jimmy Baldwin, the case remains under investigation with charges pending.

Baldwin provided arrest information since Oct. 31 as follows: 19 arrests via warrants; four shoplifting charges; five for public intoxication; five drug paraphernalia arrests; one driving under the influence arrest; three second-degree marijuana possession arrests; one resisting arrest charge; four domestic violence arrests; one attempting to elude and physical resistance arrest; and three arrests due to the confiscation of methamphetamine during a civil disturbance call.

OPD has also worked two separate burglary cases involving items taken from a local business valued from $500 to $1,500, and two purses taken from a vehicle.

The burglary of the local business remains under investigation.