Narcotics agents reportedly took two pounds of methamphetamine off the streets of Tuscaloosa and Brookwood in separate busts Monday.

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According to court documents obtained by the Tuscaloosa Thread, the West Alabama Narcotics Task Force executed a search warrant at a home on Highway 216 in Brookwood Monday evening.

After finding more than $1,100 cash and paraphernalia suggesting illegal drug activity, agents reportedly discovered a pink case hidden under a couch that contained 446 grams of finished methamphetamine - just seven grams shy of a full pound.

A suspect, 26-year-old Devin Andrew Florence, reportedly admitted he was selling it.

Florence was charged with trafficking methamphetamine and failure to affix a tax stamp, and he was placed in the Tuscaloosa County Jail, where his combined bond was set at $1,515,000.

In a separate bust on the same day, WANTF agents allegedly intercepted a Florida woman handing off another full pound of meth to a man in the parking lot of the Home Depot on 13th Avenue East.

Agents surveilling the handoff rushed in and arrested Takaya Rander of Pompano, Florida, who reportedly admitted she was sent here with a pound of meth in an Arby's bag to deliver it for local distribution.

Rander, 32, was charged with the same crimes as Florence and was in the Tuscaloosa County Jail Wednesday afternoon on the same bond.

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