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Drug Arrest



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Thursday February 9, 2023

(Etowah County, Alabama) One individual has been arrested with drug charges in Etowah County, according to Sheriff Jonathon Horton. 

William Warren Woodruff(48) of Gadsden, Al is charged with Two (2) counts of Drug Trafficking (Methamphetamine), and One (1) count of Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  

On February 8, 2023 The Etowah County Drug Enforcement Unit was attempting to serve an arrest warrant for Trafficking Methamphetamine on William Warren Woodruff at his residence on McKinley Avenue Gadsden. 

While at the residence Agents gained more information that led to a Search Warrant being obtained for the residence. The search of the residence revealed approximately 70grams of Methamphetamine, 3 firearms, and Drug Paraphernalia. 

William Warren Woodruff was arrested and is being held in the Etowah County Detention Center on a $251,000.00 property bond.

The Etowah County Drug Enforcement Unit, Etowah County Sheriff's Office, Gadsden Police Department, the FBI North Alabama Criminal Enterprise Task Force, and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force participated in the case.


William Warren Woodruff