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Welfare check leads to drug trafficking arrest in Morgan County

He was found unresponsive outside a service station on the highway.

Posted: Dec 9, 2021 3:03 PM

A welfare check on a man passed out in a car outside a Morgan County service station ended in a drug trafficking arrest, records show. 

Morgan County deputies found Eddie Louis Golden of Center Point unresponsive Wednesday. He was inside a car at the service station on Cotaco Florette Road and Alabama 67 South. 

An affidavit filed Thursday said deputies broke out a car window and noticed "substances in (Golden's) lap ... believed to be controlled substances." Golden was woken up by emergency medical technicians but refused additional medical assistance, and a field test on two substances found in the car identified them as fentanyl and methamphetamine, according to the affidavit.

Records show Golden was booked into the Morgan County Jail on a $10,000 bond. He is charged with trafficking in fentanyl and unlawful possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). 

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