Massive West Alabama Bust Nets $55,000, Guns Stolen; man held on $4.6m bond


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WBRC) – A huge drug bust and investigation led to charges in Tuscaloosa.

West Alabama Narcotics Task Force agents said they recovered illegal drugs from a man’s home Thursday, May 26, 2022.

Officers said they seized five firearms, including three that were reported stolen, $55,000 in cash, 50 grams of MDMA, three Oxycontin pills, 29 pounds of marijuana edibles, 76 grams of marijuana synthetic and 34 pounds of marijuana.

West Alabama Narcotics Task Force agents recovered illegal drugs and firearms(West Alabama Narcotics Task Force)
West Alabama Narcotics Task Force agents recovered illegal drugs and firearms
West Alabama Narcotics Task Force agents recovered illegal drugs and firearms(West Alabama Narcotics Task Force)

After the bust, investigators said Marzette Thomas Jr., 35, was being held in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on bail set at $4.6 million.

West Alabama Narcotics Task Force agents recovered illegal drugs and firearms
West Alabama Narcotics Task Force agents recovered illegal drugs and firearms(West Alabama Narcotics Task Force)

Thomas was charged with trafficking in marijuana, synthetic marijuana and methamphetamine, failure to affix a revenue stamp and receiving second-degree possession of stolen property.

At the time of his arrest Thursday, investigators said Thomas was serving a three-year sentence in custody at Tuscaloosa Community Corrections for a 2018 arrest.

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