Shortly after 10:30 Thursday morning authorities executed a federal felony arrest warrant in Cherokee County, Alabama – taking into custody Dwight Hershel Green of Rome, Georgia.
Agents with the FBI had requested assistance from Cherokee County Law Enforcement in arresting the subject – with FBI Agents along with officers from the Cedar Bluff Police Department, Cherokee County Sheriff`s Department, the Alabama State Troopers, and the Alabama Marine Police taking part.
Green was under surveillance, and when his vehicle – a 1999 Ford extended cab pickup – crossed the bridge at Cedar Bluff and traveled onto the causeway, all traffic was stopped at Cedar Bluff and Blackwell`s Crossroads for a short period of time, with officials then executing a vehicle stop between the Cedar Bluff Bridge and the State Docks on Alabama Highway 9.
The suspect was arrested without incident and taken into custody, then transported to the Cherokee County Sheriff`s Office where he was placed into an FBI vehicle, then taken to Birmingham to a Federal Holding Facility.
Green is charged with Interstate Trafficking and Aid of Racketeering.