Million bond set for marijuana group's leader
A One million dollar bond has been set for the leader of an organization pushing for statewide marijuana legalization. The Cullman County Sheriff's office says 44-year-old Christopher Lee Butts, co-president of the Alabama Medical Marijuana Coalition, is among four people arrested Saturday on drug trafficking charges. Butts and three other suspects are accused of growing more than 30 marijuana plants at a house in Cullman.
Authorities say 22-year-old Stephen Franks, 22-year-old Amber Nixon, and 46 year old Sonja Franks were arrested along with Butts. The sheriff's office says the arrests were made when deputies were responding to a child welfare check. The boy was turned over to the state Department of Human Resources and will likely stay with relatives.