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Spring break brings people, money…drugs through south Alabama

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Covington County, AL -

It's Spring Break season and that means increased travel through south Alabama county's.

So far this season, it has also meant an increase in drug arrests for law enforcement agencies.

Over the last two weekends Covington County authorities have discovered more than $100,000 worth of illegal drugs simply by stopping Spring breakers for traffic violations. 

River Falls Police Chief, Greg Jackson, says he recently found 18 bags of marijuana in the center console of one vehicle.   "They were headed from Greenville to Panama City Beach, Florida for Spring Break and when we walked up to the vehicle I could smell the odor of marijuana."  All four people in the car were either 18 or 19 years of age.

The drug law enforcement has seen the most over the last weeks has been marijuana.  River Falls alone has made over 50 marijuana arrests over the last two weeks.  Police have found club drugs like ecstasy, molly. They have also found heroine. 

It's not just a River Falls issue. It's all over the county.  Covington County Sheriff Dennis Meeks says county wide they have made over 150 arrests during the Spring Break season.

Meeks also says that while drug possession arrests are steady, the number of drivers found to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol has declined.

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