Two men are behind bars after citizens notified the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office with concerns about drug trafficking.
In response to the allegations, two search warrants for separate incidents were executed on June 27.
The first search warrant occurred at the residence of the 2600 block of Avenue B in Ensley. The deputies seized $12,120 worth of marijuana and heroin from the location. They also seized three handguns, $3,000 in cash, and a car used to deliver drugs.
Jaylon Butler, 19, was arrested and charged with trafficking heroin and trafficking marijuana. He's being held in the Jefferson County Jail with bonds totaling $500,000.
The second search warrant was served in the Inglenook community at a residence in the 3900 block of 37th Avenue. Deputies arrested 46-year-old Herman Lamb of Birmingham from the location on charges of trafficking cocaine and trafficking marijuana.
Deputies seized $2,000 in cash from the location along with a handgun, marijuana, cocaine, and oxycontin. The deputies confiscated a total of 6 ounces of cocaine which brought the street value of the drugs taken from the location to $24,480.
"A gram of heroin is equivalent to the size of a pack of sugar," Sheriff Hale said. He also explained that being charged for trafficking is
considered 4 grams or more. Six ounces of cocaine would be approximately 170 grams.
"Citizens reach out to us and trust us with information," said Jefferson County Sheriff Mike Hale.
With two people behind bars, Hale said he continues to pursue drug dealers.
"I take great care in selecting the narcotics deputies, and we are still pursuing tips that are unfinished within these areas," he said.
Hale also made a comment to all of the other drug dealers out there, saying "We're coming after you."