Bond Set at $1,130,000 For Tuscaloosa, Alabama Man Accused of Trafficking Cocaine, Spice
Narcotics agents arrested a Tuscaloosa man last week and charged him with eight drug crimes, including two trafficking charges, after police reportedly found cocaine, synthetic drugs and nearly a pound of marijuana hidden in a car on his property.
According to court documents filed last week, agents with the West Alabama Narcotics Task Force had warrants to search a home on 21st Street in Tuscaloosa. When they arrived to execute the warrant last Wednesday, they saw 37-year-old Starrdale Carmaine Walker leave the property.
Officers pulled Walker over and returned him to the home, where agents allegedly discovered a trove of drugs hidden in the wheel wells of a car parked on the property.
According to the court documents, officers found 360 grams of marijuana -- almost 13 ounces -- as well as 34 grams of cocaine, 60 grams of synthetic marijuana and a few Lortab pills.
Walker then experienced some kind of medical emergency -- according to the deposition, he was unable to make any statements to the narcotics agents and was taken to DCH Regional Medical Center for "immediate medical care."
Ultimately, though, Walker was released from the hospital and charged with trafficking cocaine, trafficking synthetic marijuana, first-degree possession of marijuana, unlawful distribution of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a controlled substance. He was also charged with three counts of failure to affix a tax stamp on the drugs.
Walker was placed in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on a combined bond of $1,130,000. He remained there Monday morning.
Editor's note: an earlier version of this story said the raid took place on Foothills Drive in Tuscaloosa. That was a transcription error -- the property searched was on 21st Street, not Foothills Drive. The Tuscaloosa Thread regrets the error and is happy to set the record straight.