For Immediate Release August 26, 2013
5.1 Pounds of Marijuana Seized
Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:
Sheriff Jimmy Harris reports the arrest of two individuals after Drug Task Force agents executed a search warrant on Alabama Highway 68 onLookoutMountain. Agents from the DeKalb County Drug Task Force, Fort Payne Police Department, and Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office participated in this case. During the execution of the search warrant officers discovered 5.1 pounds of Marijuana compressed into bricks, 2 pistols, 4 long guns and a assortment of drug paraphernalia. Drug agents also seized a 2004 Nissan Maxima and $400.00 cash during the arrest. Arrested at the scene were Ruben Alevedo Rodrigeus, 28 ofCollinsvilleand Preston Harold Evans Jr., 47 of Sand Rock. Both were charged with Trafficking Marijuana and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and transported to theDeKalbCountyDetentionCenterwhere they await bond. More arrests are expected in this case. This is the second large seizure of Marijuana in the last 24 hours.