Investigators with the Chilton County Sheriff’s Department and the 19th Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office charged the defendant James Cleckler with murder after he confessed to it on October 8, 1986.
The report does not include information on how much of that forfeited money, or other property, was taken from people who were not charged or convicted of crimes. In 2019, some lawmakers pushed to stop the state’s use of forfeitures without convictions.
Officers say on April 16, 2020, the BPD’s Narcotics Division along with narcotics K-9s completed an investigation that yielded 482 pounds of marijuana, 7,659 grams of liquid THC, 173 THC edible candy packs and $9,000.00 cash.
Officers responded to a hotel in the Oxmoor Road area and located the two victims and took them to the Homewood Police Department where they were referred to a local victim advocacy agency for assistance.