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Alabama Criminal Law Round-Up June 6th

J.D. Lloyd - Tuesday, June 06, 2017


Here are a few of the criminal law stories that occurred around the state of Alabama this past week:



- To celebrate her son's recent high graduation, a Fort Payne mother and business owner hosted an underage drinking party for about 100 attendees. In addition to the mother, TOY Store Customs LLC owner Veronica Meija, several minors aged 15-20 were taken into custody. Though Meija is out on bail, she faces Class B misdemeanors for hosting an illegal house party and allowing minors to consume alcohol; if convicted, she could serve six months in jail. 


- An Alabama U.S. Postal Service mail carrier was suspended following allegations that she had fed meatballs containing nails to at least one dog in the New Hope community. The 47-year-old suspect, Susanna Dawn Burhans, has been charged with aggravated cruelty to animals, which is a Class C felony. Though she was released on a $2500 bail, if convicted, Burhans could face up to a 10-year prison sentence. 


- A 34-year-old, four-time convicted felon with more than 15 arrests in Shelby County was recently taken into custody after a raid at a Sylacauga home. During this raid, the Talladega County Narcotics Task Force discovered and confiscated 36 grams of cocaine, 12 grams of heroin, 24 grams of ICE, 30 grams of Spice, 68 grams of marijuana, and assorted pills and drug paraphernalia along with $10,778 in cash. The suspect, Clifford William Brown, had been convicted of several other charges such as first-degree robbery, first-degree kidnapping and unlawful distribution of a controlled substance. He is being held on a $150,000 in the Shelby County Jail and could face anywhere from 20 years to life in prison if convicted. 



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