Two Arrested for Trafficking Marijuana
Birmingham, AL 09/26/2018
A man and woman traveling through Alabama were arrested Wednesday, September 19 for Trafficking Marijuana.
Just after 2:00 am that morning members of the Sheriff’s Highway Safety Unit stopped a red Chevrolet Monte Carlo for speeding along I-22 near mile marker 133. The car was occupied by the male driver and a female passenger. The driver told deputies that they were traveling from Oregon to Atlanta, Georgia.
While speaking with the driver deputies smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the interior of the car. A search of the car revealed two trash bags containing a total of twenty-six pounds of marijuana with a street value of $46,800.00.
The pair were arrested and taken to the Jefferson County Jail to await formal charges. Arrest warrants were obtained formally charging 33-year-old Sean Daymon Flemings of Oregon and 32-year-old Carisa Jean Searls Washington with Trafficking Marijuana. Both remain in the Jefferson County Jail. Flemings has since posted bail. Sears remains jailed under $50,000 bond.
Since its inception in 2006, the Sheriff’s Office Highway Safety Unit has taken close to 30 million dollars of illegal drugs and drug money off of our roadways and out of neighborhoods. The team has been recognized nationally for their extraordinary work.