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Woman accused of selling drugs faces felony false identity charges

By Bayne Hughes
hughes@decaturdaily.com · 340-2432

MOULTON — A woman arrested Friday for allegedly selling and possessing drugs is facing more charges after apparently giving Moulton police the wrong name.

Moulton Police Chief Lyndon McWhorter said Santannius Wess, 21, told police her name was Quinnenba Charbae Wess of 1207 East 12th Street in Muscle Shoals when officers stopped her on Alabama 157 at about 4:30 p.m.

He said she actually lives with boyfriend Jaesen Zinclair Ziegler at 808 Sterling Blvd. in Sheffield. Officers also arrested Ziegler.

McWhorter said he added charges of felony use of a false identity to obstruct justice and forgery on Wess.

Ziegler and Wess are still in Lawrence County Jail on charges of drug trafficking and first-degree possession of marijuana charges.

Wess also faces misdemeanor charges of speeding and driving without first obtaining a driver license.

McWhorter said officers found a quarter pound of marijuana in the vehicle’s console and 60 grams of cocaine in a seat pocket. They also found $1,500 in cash on Wess and $334 on Ziegler.

The suspects’ bond is $105,000 each on the two drug charges. McWhorter said the county has not set bond on the new charges.

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