A man and woman accused of trafficking deadly drugs were arrested in Tuscaloosa County Friday as part of an ongoing narcotics operation there, a police spokesperson told the Thread.

Both suspects were charged with trafficking methamphetamine and the man was also accused of trafficking fentanyl.

Tuscaloosa Thread logo
Get our free mobile app

A spokesperson for the West Alabama Narcotics Task Force told the Thread that the two suspects are Laura Read and Marquis Waller.

Read, 38, was charged with trafficking methamphetamine, second-degree possession of marijuana and failure to affix a tax stamp. She remains in the Tuscaloosa County Jail, where her bond is set at $1,020,000.

Waller, who is 35, was charged with trafficking methamphetamine, trafficking fentanyl and failure to affix a tax stamp. He is also still jailed, with a bond set at $1,550,000.

The police spokesperson said they were arrested Friday as part of an ongoing investigation by WANTF, and that a "large" amount of fentanyl and two ounces of methamphetamine were recovered in the operation.


More details, including where the arrests were made and the specifics of the seizure, should be made public when charging documents against the dup are publicly filed.

Top Stories from the Tuscaloosa Thread (1/16 - 1/23)

20 of the Top Stories published by the Tuscaloosa Thread during the week of January 16th, 2023.

More From Tuscaloosa Thread