Message From The Sheriff
NICK WELDEN  ( read )
24 Hours:
Crime Tip:
2801 Jordan Road SW
Fort Payne, AL 35968
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8:00am - 4:00pm


Large Amount of Narcotics seized in Rainsville

Last Tuesday (April 7, 2020) the DCSO seized a large amount of illegal narcotics in Rainsville.

The investigation was initiated after receiving numerous complaints from the community regarding possible drug activity on Hancock Drive in Rainsville. Through the course of the investigation, a search warrant was obtained for the residence.

Deputies and Agents conducted the search around 10 pm that night, and found approximately a pound of marijuana, 7 marijuana plants, illegal prescription pills, numerous items of drug paraphernalia, and an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency.

Two occupants of the home, Barry Rice (40 of Rainsville) and Ocean Phoenix Rice (18 of Rainsville) were both charged with Possession of Marijuana 1st Degree and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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Barry Rice (40 of Rainsville) Ocean Phoenix Rice (18 of Rainsville)

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said: "This is a great job by our narcotics agents and deputies. Though we've had to modify our operations due to the current coronavirus epidemic, we're going to continue counter-drug operations in our communities."

"Part of operating at the highest level of law enforcement in our county means not only policing unincorporated areas, but also pursuing narcotics within the city limits," he said.

"God Bless!" Concluded Sheriff Welden.