West Alabama Narcotics Task Force arrests man, recovers $800,000 worth of cocaine

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — The West Alabama Narcotics Task Force arrested a man after an eight month investigation into the illegal distribution of cocaine in the Tuscaloosa County are.

Earnest Cunningham, 56, was charged in connection to the drug dealing. He faces two counts of unlawful sale of cocaine within three miles of a school, two counts of trafficking in an illegal controlled substance, failure to affix tax stamp, tampering with physical evidence and resisting arrest.

Authorities gathered over seven kilograms of cocaine, valued at approximately $800,000.

Cunningham was transported to the Tuscaloosa County Jail where he is being held on a $3.095 million bond.

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