From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office SWAT, vice and narcotics detectives conducted a search warrant in the 600 block of 83rd Place South in Birmingham on Thursday, resulting in the seizure of a cache of firearms and illegal drugs.
During the search, detectives seized 5 ounces of methamphetamine, 7 grams of cocaine, 18 grams of 5-flouro AKB48 (a dangerous synthetic cannabinoid) and 9 ounces of marijuana. They also took possession of two handguns and an assault rifle.
Arrested during the search was 48-year-old, Nathan Maurice Hatcher of Birmingham.
Hatcher is being charged with trafficking heroin, trafficking methamphetamine, unlawful possession of controlled substances, unlawful possession of marijuana in the first degree and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond has not yet been set in this case. Additional arrests are also expected in association with this search warrant.
The sheriff’s office requests that anyone with information regarding those who are dealing in illegal drugs in Jefferson County send anonymous tips through its website or just follow the “Submit a Tip” link on the website.