Carnival Cocaine: Police find trailer of drugs at Peanut Festival

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — When you think of having fun at the National Peanut Festival, you may imagine getting food or riding one of several rides rather than trying to score coke from a carnie.

However, on Tuesday, Dothan police found a travel trailer full of extra “goodies” for those looking for illegal narcotics like LSD, cocaine and marijuana.

It all began when vice investigators received a tip about a fairground worker with Reithoffer Shows selling narcotics. From there, police stopped a vehicle believed to be involved on South Oates Street Tuesday afternoon.

Upon searching the worker’s car, investigators found cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine. The worker, 35-year-old Joshua Fischer from Punta Gorda, Florida, was then charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, and first-degree possession of marijuana.

Authorities later found the trailer upon further investigation.

Investigators are continuing to search for answers, and more charges are pending.


The original press release from Dothan police featured the wrong Joshua Fisher, a 23-year-old. They have since corrected it, as have we.

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