Message From The Sheriff
MESSAGE FROM SHERIFF
NICK WELDEN  ( read )
Phone:
EMERGENCY: 911
24 Hours:
256-845-3801
Crime Tip:
256-845-3801
Address:
2801 Jordan Road SW
Fort Payne, AL 35968
Administrative Office:
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:00pm


03/12/2021

17 Arrested on Drug Related Charges in Last 3 Weeks

Over the last few weeks, 17 have been arrested on drug related charges, with over 300 grams synthetic marijuana, 6 grams methamphetamine, 2 grams heroin a pistol and a rifle being confiscated.

On Friday, February 12th, DeKalb County Sheriff's Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 35 in Rainsville.  During the stop marijuana was found in the vehicle.  Quandria Deontez Mitchell (30 of Decatur, GA) was charged with Attempting to Elude and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st.  DeKalb County Narcotics Agents were called to assist.

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Quandria Deontez Mitchell (30 of Decatur, GA)

On Saturday, February 13th, DeKalb County Sheriff's Deputies stopped to check on a male subject walking on the side of the road on Al Hwy 227.  Jessie Giddens (23 of Sylvania) was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.  Giddens was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Theft of Property 1st. 

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Jessie Giddens (23 of Sylvania)

On Tuesday, February 16th, DeKalb County Sheriff's Deputies conducted a traffic stop on County Road 792 near Deer Head Cove.  During the stop approximately 80 grams of synthetic marijuana was found.  Methamphetamine, Xanax and drug paraphernalia were found.  DeKalb County Narcotics Agents were called to assist.  John David Sycks (24 of Fort Payne) and Zachary Tyler Croft (26 of Sylvania) were charged with Trafficking in Any Illegal Drug, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (x3), Illegal Possession of Prescription Drugs and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

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John David Sycks (24 of Fort Payne) Zachary Tyler Croft (26 of Sylvania)

On the same day, Dekalb County Sheriff's Deputies came across a vehicle stopped partially in the roadway on Hwy 68 near Collinsville.  Upon further investigation, deputies discovered Adam Christopher Tomlin (29 of Valley Head) passed out in the driver's seat of the vehicle.  Deputies also found 30 Xanax and 2 grams of Heroin in the vehicle.  Tomlin was charged with DUI - Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (x2) and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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Adam Christopher Tomlin (29 of Valley Head)

 On Wednesday, February 17th, a Sylvania Police Officer pulled over to check on a male subject walking on the side of the road in the ice/rain.  While speaking with the subject, he appeared to be under the influence.  John Daniel Towns (35 of Albertville) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug ParaphernaliaTowns was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.  DeKalb County Narcotics Agents were called in to assist.

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John Daniel Towns (35 of Albertville)

On Saturday, February 20th, DeKalb County Sheriff's Deputies, along with Crossville Police Officers conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of County Road 17 and County Road 21 in Crossville.  Marijuana was found in the vehicle.  Max Leigh Blair (38 of Boaz) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2ndBlair also has 12 outstanding warrants.

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Max Leigh Blair (38 of Boaz)

On Tuesday, February 23rd, DeKalb County Narcotics Agents conducted a traffic stop on Godfrey Ave SE in Fort Payne.  Methamphetamine, approximately 50 grams of synthetic marijuana, a pistol and a rifle were found in the vehicle.  Marc Anthony Love (35 of Collinsville) and Devon Leigh Roberts (41 of Fort Payne) were both charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (x2) and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

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Marc Anthony Love (35 of Collinsville) Devon Leigh Roberts (41 of Fort Payne)

On Wednesday February 24th, Fort Payne Police Officers, along with DeKalb County Narcotics Agents executed a search warrant at a residence on Watkins Avenue in Fort Payne finding Andre Ladon Orr (48 of Fort Payne) to be in possession of 80 grams of synthetic marijuana and 3 grams of methamphetamine.  Orr was charged with Trafficking in Any Illegal Drug, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

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Andre Ladon Orr (48 of Fort Payne)

On Friday, March 5th, DeKalb County Sheriff's Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Al Hwy 35 and County Road 97 in Fort Payne.  During the stop, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia was found.  Christopher Emanuel Clayton (24 of Collinsville) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  DeKalb County Narcotics Agents were called in to assist. 

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Christopher Emanuel Clayton (24 of Collinsville)

Also, on Friday, Sylvania Police Officers conducted a traffic stop on County Road 27 and County Road 112 in Sylvania.  Methamphetamine was found in the vehicle.  Jessie Dean Steck (24 of Fort Payne) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  DeKalb County Narcotics Agents were called in to assist.

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Jessie Dean Steck (24 of Fort Payne)

On Saturday, March 6th, DeKalb County Sheriff's Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 35 near the Jackson County line, finding over 100 grams of Synthetic marijuana, 3 grams of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.  DeKalb County Narcotics Agents were called in to assist.  April Belinda Wiggins (44 of Gadsden) was charged with Trafficking in Any Illegal Drug, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (x2), Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Contempt of CourtOctavius Javar Nash (41 of Gadsden) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Contempt of Court. 

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April Belinda Wiggins (44 of Gadsden) Octavius Javar Nash (41 of Gadsden)

On Sunday, March 7th, Sylvania Police Officers conducted a traffic stop On County road 108 and County Road 233 in Sylvania.  During the stop, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia was found in the vehicle.  Gary William Waldo (38 of Fort Payne), John David Sycks (24 of Fort Payne) and Mary Guffey Subias (30 of Claymont, AL) were all charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  DeKalb County Narcotics Agents were called in to assist.

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Gary William Waldo (38 of Fort Payne) John David Sycks (24 of Fort Payne) Mary Guffey Subias (30 of Claymont, AL)

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the incident: "I want to say how proud I am of all Law Enforcement in DeKalb County for your hard work and dedication to keep our communities safe. Winning the war on drugs isn't easy, but this is just one more step closer."

"God Bless!" Concluded Sheriff Welden.

 

 

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