Drug Enforcement Unit Seizes 18 grams of Fentanyl and half pound of Meth
On April 22nd, 2022, Agents with the Morgan County Sheriff's Drug Enforcement Unit and Investigators with the Sheriff's Criminal Investigation Division executed a search warrant in the 1900 Block of Ausley Bend Rd in Hartselle, AL. The search warrant was obtained after a lengthy investigation into alleged narcotics sales occurring at the residence involving the Morgan County Sheriff's Office Drug Enforcement Unit, Criminal Investigation Division and Decatur Police Department Vice and Narcotics unit.
Upon arrival, Agents made contact with Mary Margaret Patel and Rodriquez Martinez Mosely. During a search of the residence, Agents located approximately 18 grams of fentanyl, a half-pound of methamphetamine, numerous controlled substance pills, marijuana, firearms, and drug paraphernalia items.
After conducting the search, Agents arrested:
Mary Margaret Patel, 27 of Hartselle, was charged with:
- Trafficking in Methamphetamine,
- Trafficking in Illegal Drugs-Fentanyl,
- Possession of Marijuana 1st.
Rodriquez Martinez Mosley, 40 of Birmingham, was charged with Loitering in a Drug House.
Circuit Judge Charles Elliott set the bond for Patel's Trafficking in Methamphetamine charge at $50,000.00, and he set the Trafficking in Illegal Drugs-Fentanyl charge at $150,000.00 cash. Patel's total bond is set at $202,500.00. Mosley's bond is set at $300.00
According to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, a potentially fatal dose of fentanyl is considered to be approximately 2mg. The amount of fentanyl that was seized in this case could save the lives of nearly 10,000 people.
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