35 year old Jeffrey Morris Beam was arrested Tuesday shortly after 9:00am, and at the time he was reportedly found to be in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine, which had a street value of more than $5,500. He was also in possession of several thousand dollars in cash. Beam – who was on federal probation at the time of that arrest – was considered to be a significant supply source, according to authorities.
He is currently being held on bond of $500,000.
47 year old James Michael Harris was also arrested and charged with drug trafficking along with possession of marijuana, late last week. He was placed under arrest Friday after being stopped at the intersection of Henry and Harvey Streets in Gadsden; a consent search of his vehicle reportedly turned up three ounces of methamphetamine, a quantity of Ecstasy, and a .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun.
Harris is being held without bond in the Etowah County Detention Center.