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We keep all calls confidential. If you have information on "Drug Activity", please call us at (256) 782-8580 or sent us a letter with as much detail as you have to: CCDTF, P.O. Box 2349, Anniston, AL. 36202.

History -

Calhoun County law enforcement agencies have always worked and conducted narcotics type operations in their respective jurisdictions. The problem with this type of operation is that the "Bad Guys" don't just operate in one or two jurisdictions. These type people and this type of activity tends to move around and do business from city to city, county to county, and state to state. The drug trade is a world wide business and needs to be dealt with on a larger scale. Also the cost in surveillance / undercover equipment, running an under cover operation, man power and all the other time, equipment, and personnel needed to conduct any type of major investigations is exhausting to any one city budget.

In 1988, the District Attorney's office, along with the other law enforcement agencies in Calhoun County came together and organized the "Calhoun County Drug Task Force". Jacksonville Police Department was and still is an involved member and supporter of this organization. Calhoun County is the sixth largest county in the State of Alabama.

Coverage Area -  

Calhoun County has a population of approximately 130,000 and covers over 611 square miles. Anniston, the county seat, has a population of approximately 60,000 in the police jurisdiction alone. Cleburne County encompasses 561 square miles of primarily rural territory and has a population of approximately 14,000. That gives the Calhoun / Cleburne Drug and Violent Crime Task Force an area of 1,172 square miles and over 144,000 people to patrol for narcotics and violent crime violations.

Assistance / Tip Information -

The Calhoun / Cleburne County Drug & Violent Crime Task Force always need your assistance and information to solve "Drug and Violent Crimes" in your area. The saying "It takes a village to raise a child" holds true in law enforcement. Without your assistance and information, that a drug dealer has moved into your neighborhood it is like a cancer to the community, bringing the wrong element around you and your family. Without you getting involved, the cancer spreads to a second residence, then a third.

Programs -

"Operation Save Teens" Program

"Operation Save Teens," a program presented by ABC (Alcohol Beverage Control) Agent Lt. Mike Reese. Lt. Reese is a member of the ABC Operation and the Calhoun Cleburne Drug and Violent Crime Task Force. Club drugs such as Extacy, GHB, LSD and Ketamine are addressed in Lt. Reeses' presentation. He discusses marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and alcohol issues. At the conclusion of the presentations, an opportunity for questions and answers.

We strongly believe that in order to resolve the drug problem and the resulting drug related crime in our area, law enforcement and the public will have to work hand in hand. To date, over 50 school presentations, 22 church presentations, plus 7 major town meetings have reached over 28,000 teenagers and parents.

Operation Save Teens is a faith-based program designed to educate preteens, teens, parents, teachers, school administrators and law enforcement officials on the dangers associated with the illicit use of drugs and alcohol.

The Controlled Substances Act (CSA) places all substances which were in some manner regulated under existing federal law into one of five schedules. This placement is based upon the substance's medical use, potential for abuse, and safety or dependence liability. The Act also provides a mechanism for substances to be controlled, or added to a schedule; decontrolled, or removed from control; and rescheduled or transferred from one schedule to another. The procedure for these actions is found in Section 201 of the Act (21 U.S.C. 811).

Schedule I

• The drug or other substance has a high potential for abuse.

• The drug or other substance has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States.

• There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug or other substance under medical supervision.

• Examples of Schedule I substances include heroin, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), marijuana, and methaqualone.

Schedule II

• The drug or other substance has a high potential for abuse.

• The drug or other substance has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions.

• Abuse of the drug or other substance may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.

• Examples of Schedule II substances include morphine, phencyclidine (PCP), cocaine, methadone, and methamphetamine.

Schedule III

• The drug or other substance has less potential for abuse than the drugs or other substances in schedules I and II.

• The drug or other substance has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States.

• Abuse of the drug or other substance may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.

• Anabolic steroids, codeine and hydrocodone with aspirin or Tylenol®, and some barbiturates are examples of Schedule III substances.

Schedule IV

• The drug or other substance has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs or other substances in Schedule III.

• The drug or other substance has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States.

• Abuse of the drug or other substance may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs or other substances in Schedule III.

• Examples of drugs included in schedule IV are Darvon®, Talwin®, Equanil®, Valium®, and Xanax®.

Schedule V

• The drug or other substance has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs or other substances in Schedule IV.

• The drug or other substance has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States.

• Abuse of the drug or other substances may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs or other substances in Schedule IV.

• Cough medicines with codeine are examples of Schedule V drugs.

Photo of a cannibis plant growing in a large indoor container.

 

 

 

 

Marijuana "Cannabis" Plants

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Ecstasy

 

 

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Methamphetamine

 

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Cocaine

 

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GHB

 

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Rohypnol

 

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Heroin

 

 

LSD blotter paper picture

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LSD

 

 

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Ketamine

 

 

Photo of OxyContin pills of 10 mg, 20 mg, 80 mg, and 160 mg dosage.

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OxyContin

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paraphernalia Used for Smoking

Photograph of four small pipes used for smoking crack cocaine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This photo shows the paraphernalia used for injecting the drug straight into the body.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Signs of a Methamphetamine Lab

Signs of a methamphetamine lab include large quantities of common household products. Used as designed, these household products are generally safe. Mixed together, they can become explosive and/or give off toxic fumes.

Chemicals

  • Acetone

  • Alcohol (isopropyl or rubbing)

  • Common cold pills containing ephedrine or pseudoephedrine

  • Drain cleaner (sulfuric acid)

  • Engine starter (ether)

  • Iodine

  • Heet/gasoline additives (methanol/alcohol)

  • Lithium batteries

  • Matches (red phosphorous)

  • Muriatic acid

  • Anhydrous ammonia

  • Red Devil

  • lye Salt (table or rock)

  • Sodium metal Trichloroethane (gun cleaning solvent)

  • Toluene

Equipment

  • Aluminum foil

  • Blender

  • Bottles

  • Cheesecloth

  • Coffee filters

  • Funnels

  • Gas can

  • Hot plate

  • Jugs

  • Paper towels

  • Propane tank/thermos

  • Pyrex dishes

  • Rubber gloves/tubing

  • Strainer

  • Tape/clamps

  • Thermometer

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