The sheriff said the raid happened in the Gattman community, which is along the Alabama state line. He said officers seized almost a half pound of methamphetamine, ecstasy pills, marijuana and a large amount of cash. Cantrell described the bust as one of the largest during his time as sheriff. Authorities have arrested 99 people in what they say is the biggest drug bust in the city’s history. A two-month undercover operation centered on the University of Alabama campus netted 61 UA students and others who face 183 charges. Seventy-four people were arrested in a massive sweep that began at 4 a.m. Tuesday. Jun 18, 2019 · U.S. authorities seized more than $1 billion worth of cocaine Tuesday from a ship at a Philadelphia port, calling it one of the largest drug busts in American history. DEA Activity in Birmingham, Alabama. The following is a list of some of the most significant drug bust and seizure operations as conducted by the DEA in Birmingham: March 2013: Three Birmingham, Alabama residents were arrested by the DEA in connection with a nationwide drug bust conducted by the administration.