Drug Dealer Accepted Gift Cards: Cops

Thursday, Jan 1, 2009  |  Updated 12:15 PM EDT
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Drug Dealer Accepted Gift Cards: Cops

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When Alabama police searched a suspected drug dealer's home they found crack cocaine, Xanax pills, $899 cash and $175 in gift cards.

ATHENS, Ala. -- You can call it a case of creative drug-dealing.

Athens police have a 38-year-old man in custody for allegedly accepting gift cards for payment for crack cocaine and prescription drugs. Police Captain Marty Bruce, a spokesman, said the man was arrested Monday night. He was charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Bruce said officers executed a search warrant at the man's house and seized crack cocaine, Xanax pills, $899 cash and $175 in gift cards.

Police said the suspect could face additional charges. He remains in the Limestone County Jail under $5,000 bond.

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