Etowah County agents have wrapped up a drug trafficking investigation with the arrest of two men. Brandon Murphy and Clifford Mathis are both charged with Trafficking Methamphetamine, first degree Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
An investigation into the pair launched after agents suspected the importation and trafficking of methamphetamine. When agents went to arrest Murphy and Mathis at a hotel in Gadsden, the two took off on foot. A citizen was able to help authorities locate Mathis and Murphy as they were hiding in the woods nearby the hotel. Both Murphy and Mathis are in the Etowah County Detention Center without bond.