From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — A man was arrested for the second time in less than a month when Trussville Police conducted a search warrant at a Birmingham home, on Wednesday, April 14, 2021.
A Jefferson County judge granted the search warrant to detectives investigating drug activity. During the search of the home in the 4600 block of 11th Avenue North, in Birmingham, several items were seized, including marijuana and cocaine.
Eric Brooks Pope, 42, of Birmingham, was taken into custody and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana first-degree, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Members of the Trussville Police Department’s Special Response Team (SRT), Direct Enforcement Unit (DEU), and Criminal Investigations Division (CID) reportedly found 1.4 ounces of marijuana and 1.5 grams of cocaine inside the home, along with digital scales containing drug residue. Also seized were two pistols and $10,838 in cash.
Pope was later booked into the Jefferson County Jail. He posted $25,500 in bonds and was released.
The arrest was the second for Pope in four weeks. According to court documents, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office arrested him on March 19 on charges of drug trafficking, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana first-degree, possession of marijuana second-degree, and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.
In that case, Pope was released on March 20 after posting $30,500 in bonds.
He is considered innocent on all charges until proven guilty.