Murder plot foiled in Anniston

Investigators with the Anniston police department say they have foiled a murder plot. Officers arrested Matthew Merrill in Golden Springs on May 4th for unlawful possession of controlled substance, illegal possession of prescription drugs and public intoxication. During the course of the investigation, a plan to commit a murder was discovered. Evidence to substantiate the murder plot was found. The case has been forwarded to the District Attorney's office and an indictment for criminal solicitation was issued. Merrill is being held in the Calhoun County jail for the indictment.