Tuscaloosa grocery store owner busted for sale of narcotics

George Stephens has been arrested and charged with twocounts of Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st Degree, two counts of UnlawfulDistribution of a Controlled Substance-Marijuana, and Unlawful Possession ofDrug Paraphernalia.

Agents from the West Alabama Narcotics Task Force executeda search warrant this morning at D&G Grocery. {}It is believed that Marijuana was being soldat the store located in the 8000 Block of Old Marion Rd.{} Several individual packages of Marijuana anda small caliber handgun were recovered at the store. An additional searchwarrant was also executed at Stephens' residence in Taylorwood Estates.{} Agents found marijuana, individuallypackaged, scales, cash and drug paraphernalia.

Stephens is being held at the Tuscaloosa County Jail on a$53,000.00 bond.