From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports
CENTER POINT – Noviean Awann Gardiner, 24, was arrested Sunday according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.
Gardiner was arrested around 2:30 p.m. on Sunday in the area of Center Brook Apartments when deputies were searching for a robbery suspect, according to Chief Deputy Randy Christian.
Al.com reports one of the deputies spotted a man matching the description of the robbery suspect in the back seat of a car in the parking lot. The deputy approached the man and asked for identification.
The man told the deputy he didn’t have any but instead offered his social security number. Christian said after running it through the computer, the social security number was found to not be his. When Gardiner revealed his true identity, he was found to have two outstanding felony warrants to failure to appear on drug charges, and was subsequently arrested.
A vehicle search yielded heroin during the search. Authorities were also able to determine he was not the robbery suspect.
Gardiner is charged with trafficking heroin and unlawful possession of a controlled substance. He is being held at the Jefferson County Jail with no bond.