Gadsden Man Arrested on Heroin Distribution

A Gadsden man admits that he knows individuals who have overdosed and died from heroin at his own arrest for heroin distribution.25-year-old Derrick Britton has been arrested and charged in connection to unlawful distribution of heroin. According to Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin, he was arrested on Tuesday for one count of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance. The drug trafficking warrant was obtained after his release on Tuesday. Authorities say Britton was found to be in possession of more than four times the illegal weight needed for a trafficking warrant. He had 15 grams of heroin on him at the time of arrest, with a street value of approximately $7,000. He is currently being held in the Etowah County Detention Center without bond.

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