Arthur Hicks, left, is charged with trafficking marijuana after an operation by Birmingham police and the Drug Enforcement Agency found 480 pounds of marijuana Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (Courtesy of the Birmingham Police Department)
Birmingham police, DEA agents seize 480 pounds of marijuana in joint operation
Sep 25, 2014
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Local and federal authorities seized more than half a million dollars' worth of marijuana from a home in southwest Birmingham Friday.
Arthur Hicks, 34, was charged with marijuana trafficking after the joint operation between the Birmingham Police Department and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, according to Birmingham police Lt. Sean Edwards.
The operation happened Friday at 3135 Cedar Ave. SW, near Wenonah High School.
Authorities seized 480 pounds of marijuana, with a street value of $576,000, according to Edwards. They also seized a Glock .45 caliber pistol.
Bond for Hicks was set at $60,000.