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Traffic Stop on U.S. 231 Leads to Trio’s Drug Arrests

Jackson County, AL (WDNews) – A routine traffic stop on U.S. 231 turned into a significant drug bust for the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, June 5. Around 7 p.m., a deputy noticed a vehicle with a busted windshield and an expired tag near Pike Pond Road.

When the deputy stopped the vehicle, he identified the driver as Wendy Hagan and the passengers as Gabriel Reece and Albert Brincefield. It was quickly discovered that Hagan’s driver’s license had been suspended in 2021 and cancelled in 2022. The registration sticker on the vehicle’s license plate appeared to have been altered with a permanent marker.

A check on Reece revealed an active warrant for his arrest in Washington County, Florida. The situation escalated as additional units arrived, and all three occupants were removed from the vehicle.

K-9 Rocky was deployed and alerted deputies to the presence of narcotics. A search revealed methamphetamine in a green rubber case in the glovebox, a glass smoking pipe with meth residue in the back seat, and another glass pipe with residue in a green pouch on the driver’s floorboard.

Hagan, Reece, and Brincefield were arrested and taken to the Jackson County Correctional Facility. Upon arrival, Hagan admitted to having contraband concealed on her person. She produced five clear plastic baggies from her waistline, which contained methamphetamine, fentanyl, cocaine, and other unidentified substances.

Hagan faces multiple charges, including driving with a suspended license, drug delivery, possession of drug paraphernalia, and introducing contraband into a detention facility. Reece and Brincefield are both charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.