From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
CENTER POINT — The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man in Center Point after they said deputies observed him taking part in what appeared to be drug transactions.
Antonio Terrell Purdom, of Birmingham, was taken into custody after a traffic stop. Narcotics investigators said they found illegal narcotics in his vehicle on Tuesday, Feb. 25. During a follow-up investigation at Purdom’s residence, detectives said they recovered a large number of illegal drugs.
Purdom is facing charges of trafficking heroin, trafficking methamphetamine, unlawful possession of controlled substances, unlawful possession of marijuana first degree and possession of drug paraphernalia.
“Due to Purdom’s extensive history in illegal drug activity, his bonds are set in excess of $2,000,000,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.
According to court documents, Purdom’s history includes convictions of attempting to elude, unlawful possession with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, reckless endangerment and theft of property. Purdom was also arrested in June 2019, on a trafficking morphine charge. That case was waived to the grand jury in December 2019.
In connection to the arrest in Center Point, the sheriff’s office also obtained warrants against Tiffany Nation for trafficking heroin, trafficking methamphetamine, three counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana second degree and possession of drug paraphernalia. Nation was not yet booked into the Jefferson County Jail as of Feb. 27.