On 06/10/2021 the Opelika Police Narcotics Division, along with the Lee County SWAT Team, conducted a search warrant at a residence in the 2400 Block of Airport Road. During the search, Detectives recovered a large quantity of narcotics believed to be methamphetamine. Detectives also recovered marijuana, drug paraphernalia and several firearms. Four suspects were arrested on the following charges:
- Mitchel Welborn, 48 yoa, is charged with Drug Trafficking, Manufacture of Controlled Substance, First Degree, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
- Charles Buchanan, 52 yoa, is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance
- Nicholas Holloway, 18 yoa, is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Marijuana, Second Degree
- Christopher Garrett, 38 yoa, was arrested for Writ of Arrest from the Lee County Sheriff Office
This case is still under investigation and additional charges are pending. If you have any information on these suspects or this location, please contact the Opelika Police Department Narcotics Division at (334) 705-5220 or the Secret Witness Hotline at (334) 745-8665. Tips can also be submitted through our Opelika Police Mobile App. You may wish to remain anonymous.