Police say suspected drug dealer took payment in gift cards

Associated Press - December 31, 2008 1:53 PM ET

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) - Police in Athens, Alabama, have a 38-year-old man in custody for allegedly accepting gift cards as payment for crack cocaine and prescription drugs.

Police Captain Marty Bruce says Anthony Delmar Anderson was arrested Monday night. He was charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Bruce says officers executed a search warrant at Anderson's house and seized crack cocaine, Xanax pills, $899 cash and $175 in gift cards.

Police say Anderson could face additional charges. He remains in the Limestone County Jail under $5,000 bond.

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