PHENIX CITY, Ala. — Friday morning, $250,000 in drugs were seized right next to a Phenix City elementary school. More than five pounds of ice methamphetamine were seized by the Russell County Sheriff’s Office.
Investigators received a tip that a suspicious package was heading to a home in Phenix City and they were able to obtain a search warrant for the home located in the 2000 block of 8th Place South.
The drug bust happened across the street from Ridgecrest Elementary School and authorities say 61-year-old Daryl Gochea was arrested and arrested on one count of trafficking methamphetamine.
Gochea is currently being held without bond and has a hearing Monday, May 22.
Russell County Sheriff’s Office continue their investigation.