For Immediate Release May 29, 2018
Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:
On May 27th the DeKalb County Drug Task Force, Alabama Drug Enforcement Task Force, along with the DEA and the DeKalb county Sheriff’s Office SRT Team served a search warrant on an address on County Road 22 Collinsville in the Mount Vernon area after conducting a lengthy investigation of drug activity at that address. Agents located over three pounds of Methamphetamine, three pounds of Marijuana, various controlled prescription drugs, 20 firearms, and drug paraphernalia and over $30,000.00 in cash. Ismael Acevedo-Rodriquez, 28 and Krystal Fatima-Gallegos, 27, both of Collinsville were both arrested and charged with trafficking in Methamphetamine, trafficking in marijuana, 5-counts of unlawful possession of controlled substance, possession of forged instrument and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Federal charges are forthcoming as well. Three children were at the residence at the time and were turned over to DHR.
Sheriff Harris says “All of these agencies working together did a great job on this investigation and in making these arrest. We have a zero tolerance drug policy and we will continue this effort in riding drugs from this County.
The children of this County are our future and they need to be protected from these types of situations. We are glad that we can call DHR for their assistance in matters like these and to get those children out of an environment like this.”