DOTHAN, AL - On January 5, 2013 the Dothan Police Department responded to the 3300 block of South Oates Street in reference to a possible vehicle accident. When police arrived they located a red Ford Expedition in the ditch of the north bound lane with no driver. The vehicle was still in gear running with the rear wheels spinning. During the investigation police learned that the vehicle was registered to Russell Teal. Simultaneously, a second officer responding to the area arrived and observed a man walking away from the vicinity and identified him as Russell Teal. Officers noted Teal appeared to be intoxicated and nervous and was unable to speak clearly. As the roadside investigation continued, officers discovered Teal was in possession of a bag of Methamphetamine. Teal was arrested on scene and charged for narcotics with an ongoing investigation regarding the single car crash.
• Russell Teal, white male, 39 years of age, of Third Avenue was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance with a $5,000 bond. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.