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A woman has been charged with trafficking in opiates in Etowah County.

Etowah County Drug Enforcement Unit Commander Randall Johnson said April Gilliland, 42, of Gadsden, is being held without bond at the Etowah County Detention Center. She was arrested Feb. 2.

Deputy Commander Phil Sims said a deputy stopped a vehicle for a moving violation on Hutchins Drive in Gadsden. Gilliland was a passenger in the vehicle. Officers discovered Gilliland had a felony drug probation violation warrant and she was placed under arrest.

Then officers discovered trafficking weight of oxycodone pills, along with methamphetamine, cocaine, morphine pills, marijuana and suboxone strips, as well as $2020 in cash.

The Etowah County Sheriff’s Office, Gadsden Police Department and the ECDEU worked together on the case in response to complaints about drug activity in the area, Sims said. The FBI North Alabama Safe Streets Task Force also participated in the case.

Gilliland was on probation with community corrections for trafficking and distribution of methamphetamine, and could face additional charges in relation to this incident, Sims said.



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