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During the month of July, DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, Narcotics and Law Enforcement, K-9 Units, Fort Payne Police Department, Sylvania Police Department, Collinsville Police Department, Fyffe Police Department, Valley Head Police Department, Mentone Police Department, Probation Crossville officials and police made 66 drug-related arrests. We also took 196 grams of methamphetamine, 72 grams of marijuana, 86 grams of synthetic marijuana, and 55 pills off the streets in our county.

On Thursday July 1stNS, DeKalb County Narcotics Agents went to an apartment at 353 County Road in Geraldine to seek an arrest warrant Nicholas Dewayne child (38 from Albertville). When agents arrived they were watching child and a woman walks through the back door. child Methamphetamine was found to be in possession. child was charged Unlawful possession of controlled substances and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

On the same day, DeKalb County Deputies conducted a traffic check on Highway 75 in Rainsville. During the stop, MPs suspected that the driver was impaired. After a field sobriety test and a search of the vehicle, Mark Anthony Kenimer (42 from Trenton, GA) was indicted with Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances, and DUI (Controlled Substance). MPs also found 15 liquid bottles of kratom in the vehicle. Narcotics were called for support.

Wednesday July 7thNS, DeKalb County Narcotics Agents went to a residence on McFall Street in Rainsville to serve an arrest warrant Rocky Lane Bell (54 from Rainsville). Agents found in the residence Bell jar Being in possession of methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. Bell jar was charged Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd, illicit possession of drug paraphernalia and illicit distribution of controlled substances (x4).

On Wednesday, the DeKalb County Deputies again answered a call from a subject who may have passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle on 139 County Road near Whiton. When the MPs arrived, they managed to wake the subject and ask him to leave the vehicle. When he got out of the vehicle, methamphetamine was found. William Hunter Gilbert (28 from Boas) was charged Unlawful possession of controlled substances and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

On Thursday July 8thNS, DeKalb County Deputies attempted to stop an issue on a motorcycle on 10 County Road in the Aroney area. The rider of the motorcycle accelerated and a brief chase was initiated. After the driver of the motorcycle stopped, it was found that he was in the possession of methamphetamine and marijuana. Jonathan Joe Young (32 from Crossville) was charged Trying to evade the police, reckless endangerment, unlawful possession of marijuana 1NS, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, DUI (Controlled Substance), and Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances. Narcotics were called for support.

On Friday July 9thNS, Fyffe Police Department responded to a call from a subject on a scooter sitting in someone’s yard on Davis Street in Shiloh. When officers contacted the victim, they found that he was in the possession of methamphetamine, controlled prescription drugs and drug paraphernalia. Charles Eddy Miller (56 from Rainsville) was charged Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (x6), Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd, public intoxication, and illegal possession of prescription drugs

On Saturday July 10thNS, DeKalb County Deputies conducted a traffic check on Gault Avenue North in Fort Payne. Half a pound of synthetic marijuana and half an ounce of methamphetamine were found during the stop. Cody Dale Henegar (57 from Fort Payne) was charged Illicit drug trafficking, illicit distribution of controlled substances, and illicit possession of drug paraphernalia. Narcotics were called for support.

On Sunday July 11thNS, DeKalb County Deputies attempted a traffic control on County Road 169 near the Shiloh Crossroads. When the MPs tried to stop the vehicle, the driver accelerated and led them into a brief chase. When the vehicle was stopped, the driver was found to have attempted to destroy evidence and found marijuana, drug paraphernalia and controlled pills in the vehicle. Rickey Lionel Rogers (38 from Flat Rock) was charged with Trying to evade the police, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana 2nd, improper possession of drug paraphernalia, manipulation of physical evidence, and 14 pending arrest warrants. Narcotics were called for support.

Also on Sunday July 11thNS, DeKalb County Deputies conducted on Jan. through a traffic controlNS Street in Fort Payne where the driver was in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. David Lee Templeton (25 from Ider) was charged Unlawful possession of controlled substances and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Narcotics were called for support.

On Monday July 12thNS, DeKalb County Deputies conducted a traffic control on 137 County Road in Valley Head Derek Austin Rothell (32 from Scottsboro) owned marijuana. Was in the vehicle too Bryan Lynn Phillips (29 from Mentone) who was in the possession of methamphetamine. Rothell was charged Unlawful possession of marijuana 1NS and improper possession of drug paraphernalia. Phillips was charged Unlawful possession of controlled substances and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Narcotics were called for support.

Wednesday July 14thNS, Agents of the DeKalb County Narcotics and Criminal Interdiction Unit, along with the DeKalb County K-9 Unit, supported a business in Fort Payne at their request. There a K-9 alerted a vehicle and after further investigation, methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found. David Seth Atkins (23 of section) was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd.

On Thursday July 15thNS, Valley Head Police Department worked with Mentone Police Department to conduct a traffic control on Highway 117 in Mentone. During the stop, Christopher Lee Richardson (34 from Fort Payne) was found in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Richardson was charged Unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and controlled substances. Narcotics were called for support.

Also on Thursday, July 15thNS, DeKalb County Deputies conducted a traffic check on County Road 26 and County Road 17 in the Rodentown area and found the driver was in possession of methamphetamine, suboxone, and marijuana. Edker Shane Jones (46 from Boas) was charged Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (x2), Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1NS and improper possession of drug paraphernalia. Narcotics were called for support.

On Monday July 19thNSThe DeKalb County Deputies discovered it after multiple complaints from someone on a moped selling drugs in Fort Payne around the 5 point area Chris Allen Ballenger (53 from Scottsboro) and followed him to a residence on Fruit Farm Road in Fort Payne. When MPs arrived, they found methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the residence. Ballenger was charged Unlawful possession of controlled substances and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Ronald Dewayne Jones (41 from Fort Payne) was charged Unlawful possession of controlled substances and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Chrystal Marie Coot (44 from Valley Head) was indicted with Unlawful possession of controlled substances and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. James Kenny Henderson (41 from Henagar) was charged Unlawful possession of controlled substances and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Christy Michelle Haynes (42 of Fort Payne) was charged Unlawful possession of controlled substances and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. James Cecil Bailey (33 from Fort Payne was indicted with Loitering in a drug house with 1 warrant pending. Narcotics were called in to help.

Also on Monday 19th JulyNS, DeKalb County Deputies conducted a traffic check on 169 County Road in the Shiloh Community which found vehicle occupants in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Derek Allen Register (31 from Higdon) was charged Unlawful possession of controlled substances and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Summer Marie Moore (31 from Higdon) was charged Unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and controlled substances. Narcotics were called for support.

Tuesday 20th JulyNS, DeKalb County MPs carried out a traffic stop on Al Hwy 117 in Mentone finding the driver in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. James Lamar Dill (38 from Meridianville) has been charged Unlawful possession of controlled substances and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Narcotics were called for support.

Wednesday July 21stNS, Probation officers made on 2.nd Street in Sylvania, find Jeffery Elbert Townsel (58 from Sylvania) in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Townsel was charged Unlawful possession of controlled substances and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Narcotics were called for support.

On Sunday July 25thNS, Crossville Police Offices conducted a traffic check on 26 County Road in Rodentown and found the driver in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Jeff Allen McLain (55 from Blountsville) was charged Unlawful possession of controlled substances and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Narcotics were called for support.

On Monday, July 26thNS, DeKalb Narcotics Agents, along with Mentone Police Department, DeKalb County Sheriff’s Deputies and Valley Head Police Department, carried out a search warrant on an apartment on East River Road in Mentone. A search found methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Donald Aflred Brown, Jr (54 from Mentone) was charged Unlawful Distribution of Controlled Substances, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances, and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the incident: “I always think I couldn’t be more proud of our law enforcement agencies than I am now, but I’ve proven myself wrong every time. These guys work day and night to keep your families safe. You are definitely a force to be reckoned with. “

“God bless!” Completed Sheriff Welden.

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