Message From The Sheriff
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Arrest Made Possible With the Help of the Tip Line



For Immediate Release                                                                                November 23, 2016


                                    Arrest Made Possible With the Help of the Tip Line


Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:


            The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office have been receiving tips about James Cory McDow, 35 of Collinsville, possibly selling drugs. On November 22nd the DeKalb County Drug and Major Crimes Unit and Collinsville Police Department was going to McDow’s residence to do a check when they saw McDow on the highway, they then stopped McDow in the driveway of his residence. Once stopped the DeKalb County Sheriff’s K-9 did a search around the vehicle, at which time the Drug and Major Crimes Unit obtained a search warrant to search McDow’s residence. As a result of the search they found Marijuana, Methamphetamine and pills. McDow was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and 2 counts of Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance.

            Sheriff Harris says “The importance of the tip line is illustrated here. Thanks to the citizen of the County that helps us make these arrest by calling the office at (256) 845-3801 or going on the website at to give us these tips. To the Collinsville Police Department and the DeKalb County Drug and Major Crimes unit thank you for being so observant and looking in to these tips.”

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James Cory McDow