From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
BESSEMER — A man from Bessemer was arrested on multiple drug charges and 10,000 doses of heroin seized from his home on Tuesday, July 17, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. More than one kilogram of heroin and 224 grams of methamphetamine were taken from the residence.
Investigators from the sheriff’s office learned that a “large amount” of heroin was being kept at the 1800 block of 11th Street North in Bessemer. While surveilling the house, investigators saw Christopher Moton, 38, driving away. He was stopped and was found to have a gun.
Because he had been convicted on a felony before, the law says that he cannot have a firearm. Moton was arrested and taken to the Jefferson County Jail.
“Investigators returned to the home and conducted a search,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement. “During this search, they discovered a kilogram of heroin and 224 grams of methamphetamine. The street value of the seizure is approximately $218,000. A typical dose unit of heroin is .1 grams. This seizure is the equivalent of 10,000 dose units of heroin taken off the streets of Jefferson County.”
Moton has been charged with trafficking heroin, trafficking methamphetamine, certain person forbidden to possess a firearm, carrying a pistol without license and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $2,018,000.