Florala Police make arrest

At approximately 1o p.m. Monday night (May 14), Florala Police Officers made contact with a Joseph Alexander Martin and Leander Devaughn Minor near the Tom Thumb in Florala. Martin had Felony warrants through Covington County as well as misdemeanor warrants through Florala Municipal Court. Martin was subsequently taken into custody on said warrants and a smoking device (drug paraphernalia) was found in the backseat floorboard. A subsequent search led to discovery of over 40 grams of methamphetamine in the vehicle. A second suspect, Leander Devaughn Minor was taken into custody also. Both men were charged with trafficking in Methamphetamine and booked into the Covington County Jail on $50,000 bonds each.

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  1. Debbie Mitchell on May 15, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    I, as the mother of Leander DeVaughn Minor have to speak up and out in my son’s defense on these charges before people start assuming, speculating or judging. My son has never, ever been in any kind of trouble or committed any crimes in his 39 years. I do not even think he has violated any traffic laws and I was a single parent and everyone told me what a great job I had done in raising such a respectable, kind, caring, with pride, compassionate, smart, loving and generous young man with a heart of gold. I was and still am very proud of my son. He just asked for a ride to Florala by Mr. Martin and he agreed to take him. Unaware of anything Mr. Martin had in his possession or any background history. but charged the same as if it were his. I understand this may be the law, but being logical and realistic I cannot remember a time in my life that I asked someone to empty their pockets, purses or patted anyone down before giving them a ride to the grocery store or back home from Church. I am not rich and my son is sitting in a foreign place to him, jail, behind bars, locked up. For what ? Being kind and helpful to others less fortunate like I taught him to be ? Giving someone a ride that offered to pay for his gas ? I cannot afford a cash bond nor is my home and land values at over $500,000, so I am lost like he is feeling. I am willing to put my home and land

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