An anti-drug operation involving the Lauderdale County Sheriff's office, Florence Police Department, and the FBI yielded over a pound of Methamphetamine. 

According to the Lauderdale County Drug Task Force (LCDTF), on Feb. 16 agents secured a search warrant for a home at 365 Rocky Ford Lane, in Florence. 

Law Enforcement had been monitoring the residence when two people decided to leave the home. The conglomeration of law enforcement conducted a traffic stop on the two people and searched them using a K-9 unit.

Police said the search yielded marijuana, as well as over a pound of methamphetamine, scales, $1,600 in cash and two handguns. 

The couple was arrested, and law enforcement proceeded to search the home. 

Agents said inside the home, they found more methamphetamine and marijuana, as well as additional handguns, rifles, and scales.

Cory Houston Burbank and Kimberly Marie Hatfield were taken into custody. Both are charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of marijuana, and possession of a pistol without a permit.     

"This case is an example of cooperation from the Florence Police Department, Lauderdale County Sherriff's Office, Lauderdale County Drug Task Force, and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force," the LCDTF said in a statement. "This cooperation has existed for years but is only strengthened by the hard work that was necessary to make this case. Approximately 20 law enforcement officers assisted during this warrant execution because of its complexity and could not have been made without the efforts of LCDTF, Deputy Tukua, Investigator Snell, and K-9 Officer Garrison.”

Both Burbank and Hatfield are considered innocent until proven guilty.

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