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Major law enforcement action in Marion Junction, few details available

A major law enforcement action appears to have taken place this afternoon in Marion Junction. At 2:40 p.m. the Herald received reports of a heavy law enforcement presence concentrated at the building known locally as Rogers Country Store. The store is at the intersection of the Turner-Jackson Memorial Highway/Dallas County Road 45 and U.S. Highway 80. 

Numerous law enforcement vehicles, both marked and unmarked, were parked at the location as of 3:40 p.m. and had stopped traffic on the westbound lane of U.S. Highway 80. 

Vehicles and agencies that could be seen on hand included Alabama Law Enforcement Agency—both State Troopers and other state law enforcement—as well as Dallas County Sheriff’s Department, along with numerous unmarked vehicles. 

Many officers on the scene were dressed in tactical gear. Some wore insignia indicating they were part of a K-9 unit. 

Representatives of both ALEA and Dallas County Sheriff’s Department said they could provide no further information on the apparent action at this time.