Message From The Sheriff
NICK WELDEN  ( read )
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Fort Payne, AL 35968
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Cocaine, Meth, and Stolen Handgun Recovered
Reginald Gilmore (36 of Birmingham)

On Monday (February 11th) Drug Task Force Agents discovered a large amount of illegal narcotics and recovered a stolen firearm during a traffic stop in Powell.

A DeKalb County Drug Task Force Agent conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation on College Road in Powell (near Highway 35) around 10 pm. After making contact with the two occupants, the task force agent detected a strong odor of marijuana emitting from inside the vehicle.

Once an additional agent arrived on scene, agents began a search of the vehicle. During the search methamphetamine, cocaine, and a handgun were found. The handgun was later determined to be stolen out of Columbus, Georgia.  The passenger also admitted to agents to having thrown marijuana out prior to the traffic stop.

Approximately 48 grams of Methamphetamine and 2 grams of Cocaine were recovered.

The passenger, Reginald Gilmore (36 of Birmingham) was charged with Receiving Stolen Property (1st Degree), Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Possession of Controlled Substance (Cocaine), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the arrest: “This is a prime example of why patrol and attention to detail are so important in the fight against illegal drugs. The majority of this poison that’s taken off the street comes from proactive police work.”

“I’d like to commend and personally thank these agents in their hard work and dedication to not only seizing these dangerous drugs, but also getting an illegal weapon out of the hands of criminals,” said Welden.

“God Bless,” concluded Sheriff Welden.