Man arrested after FBI drug raid at Foley home

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FOLEY, Ala. (WKRG) — WKRG News 5 was first on scene Thursday morning when law enforcement raided a home near Engel Lane and County Road 55. We witnessed several unmarked vehicles near the property. We’re told the investigation is part of a federal case involving John Beck. Beck was arrested Thursday morning and charged with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Our cameras also noticed two other arrests, but it is unclear of their involvement. No other information has been made available and it’s unclear as to what was found on the property.

Several neighbors tell us people have been living in a barn on the property behind the home for months.

UPDATE (9:55 a.m.) — The FBI confirms they have made an arrest during an ‘enforcement action’ Thursday morning in Foley.

The FBI says Jonathan Howard Beck, also known as John Beck, was arrested at 6 am at 16715 Engel Lane, Foley, Al.

Beck is charged in federal court with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

The Baldwin County Sheriffs Office and Foley PD assisted with the arrest.

ORIGINAL STORY: An FBI spokesperson says agents were involved in an ‘enforcement action’ early this morning. News 5 viewers tell us FBI agents, as well as other law enforcement officers, converged on a home on Engle Lane off of County Road 55 in Foley. One viewer reported multiple flashbangs and a loudspeaker announcing an FBI search warrant.

This is near Magnolia School on County Road 55.

The FBI confirms officers were in the Foley area this morning but would not release any other information about their activity. News 5 is working to gather more information.


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