From The Tribune Staff Reports
JEFFERSON COUNTY — Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the Pratt City area on Friday, October 1, which led to the seizure of a large amount of fentanyl and a handgun.
According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Due to the large quantities of fentanyl, deputies obtained a search warrant for the suspect’s residence in Pleasant Grove. As a result of the search, Detectives from the Vice and Narcotics Unit and the FBI retrieved over 207 grams of fentanyl, 27 grams of heroin, and a large number of illegal pills. They also recovered an AK-47 and handgun.
Vincent Eugene Handy, 36, of Pleasant Grove, was arrested and placed in Jefferson County Jail in Bessemer. He is being held on three counts of drug trafficking, unlawful possession of controlled substances, carrying a pistol without a license, and numerous other misdemeanor charges. No bond has been set for his charges at this time.