Opelika detectives conducted a search warrant which led to the arrest of a 34-year-old man.
Detectives conducted a search warrant in the 1000 block of Lake Street on September 22, 2022 in reference to illegal drug activity. 1000 Lake Street is about one minute away from the intersection of Fruitland Avenue and Auburn Street, which was the scene of a shooting on Saturday, September 17, 2022 which left 53-year-old Jeffrey Dowdell dead.
34-year-old Reginald Swint was arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, First Degree during the search warrant. Swint was also arrested on a Felony Bond Revocation warrant for a prior illegal narcotics arrest and an illegal firearm charge. Due to his bond revocation warrant, Swint will remain incarcerated until his trial date.
“This case remains under investigation and additional charges are pending,” police said. If you have information on this case, please contact the Opelika Police Department Narcotics Unit at (334) 705-5220 or the Secret Witness Hotline at (334) 745-8665. Tips can also be submitted through our Opelika Police Mobile App. You may wish to remain anonymous.