A Gadsden man is facing drug trafficking charges after he was arrested with cash, weapons and quantities of crack cocaine and methamphetamine.
Etowah County Drug Enforcement Unit Interim Commander Randall Johnson said 36 year old Roderick Lewis Barnes has been charged with trafficking in crack cocaine and drug possession.
Johnson said authorities went to a home on Randall Street Tuesday after complaints of drug activity there. Barnes, carrying a pistol on his right hip, came to the front door. He was arrested, as agents knew from previous experience he was a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
Agents then seized about 50 grams of crack cocaine, a small amount of meth, two 9 mm pistols, a .38 pistol and $3,385 cash.
Barnes is being held in the Etowah County Detention Center on $52,500 bond. He may also face additional charges related to the weapons.
The drug enforcement unit, Gadsden police and the FBI North Alabama Safe Streets Task Force participated in the arrest.