You could call it a case of creative drug-dealing.
Athens police have a 38-year-old man in custody for allegedly accepting gift cards for payment for crack cocaine and prescription drugs.
Police Captain Marty Bruce, a spokesman, said Anthony Delmar Anderson was arrested Monday night. He was charged with possession of a controlled substance.
Bruce said officers executed a search warrant at Anderson's house and seized crack cocaine, Xanax pills, $899 cash and $175 in gift cards.
Police said Anderson could face additional charges. He remains in the Limestone County Jail under $5,000 bond.