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


08/17/2021

Drug Arrests for the First Two Weeks of August

FORT PAYNE, Ala. In the first two weeks of August, 14 were arrested on drug related charges. 

On Tuesday, August 3rd, DeKalb County Narcotics Agents executed a search warrant at a residence on County Road 98 in Dawson.  During a search, methamphetamine, synthetic marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found.  Daniel Dewayne Brannon (44 of Dawson) was charged with Trafficking in Any Illegal Drug, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Leila Evelyn Mosher (31 of Dawson) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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Daniel Dewayne Brannon (44 of Dawson) Leila Evelyn Mosher (31 of Dawson)

Again, on Tuesday, August 3rd, DeKalb County Sheriff's Deputies conducted a traffic stop on County Road 120 in High Point Community.  Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia was found within the vehicle.  Royce Eugene Murphy (65 of Valley Head) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Narcotics Agents were called to assist.

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Royce Eugene Murphy (65 of Valley Head)

On Thursday, August 5th, DeKalb County Narcotics Agents conducted a traffic stop in the parking lot of Dunham's in Fort Payne.  During a search of the vehicle, synthetic marijuana, marijuana and drug paraphernalia was found.  Richard Boyd Murphy (61 of Rainsville) was charged with Trafficking in Any Illegal Drug, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  

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Richard Boyd Murphy (61 of Rainsville)

Also, on Thursday, August 5th, DeKalb County Narcotics Agents conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 35 in Rainsville.  With the help of our K-9 unit, 62 grams of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were located in the vehicle.  Charles Hix Williams (41 of Rainsville) was charged with Trafficking in Any Illegal Drug and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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Charles Hix Williams (41 of Rainsville)

Again, on August 5th, DeKalb County Narcotics Agents conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 35 in Rainsville finding the driver of the vehicle had several outstanding warrants.  David Eligha Wharton (35 of Rainsville) was charged with Trafficking in Any Illegal Drug, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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David Eligha Wharton (35 of Rainsville)

On the same day, DeKalb County Narcotics Agents conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 35, near Brown Street in Collinsville.  Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were found within the vehicle.  Christopher Joseph Martin (47 of Rainsville) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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Christopher Joseph Martin (47 of Rainsville)

Again, on Thursday, August 5th, DeKalb County Sheriff's Deputies, along with Ider Police Department conducted a traffic stop in the Deer Head Cove area.  During a search of the vehicle, methamphetamine, morphine pills and drug paraphernalia was found.  Bret Hayden Waters (26 of Trenton, Ga) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Andrew Frederick Harvey (42 of Flat Rock) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Narcotics Agents were called to assist.

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Bret Hayden Waters (26 of Trenton, Ga) Andrew Frederick Harvey (42 of Flat Rock)

Also, on Thursday, DeKalb County Sheriff's Deputies conducted another traffic stop in the Deer Head Cove area.  Methamphetamine, marijuana, controlled pills and drug paraphernalia was found in the vehicle.  Brian Blake Canfield (36 of Trenton, Ga) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd.  Samantha Michelle Waters (32 of Trenton, Ga) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Narcotics Agents were called to assist.

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Brian Blake Canfield (36 of Trenton, Ga) Samantha Michelle Waters (32 of Trenton, Ga)

On Thursday, August 12th, DeKalb County Sheriff's Deputies conducted a traffic stop in Lowe's parking lot in Fort Payne.  The driver of the vehicle was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.  Matthew Ryan Twilley (30 of Fort Payne) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Resisting Arrest and Pistol, Concealed W/O Permit.  Narcotics Agents were called to assist.

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Matthew Ryan Twilley (30 of Fort Payne)

On Friday, August 13th, DeKalb County Narcotics Agents executed a search warrant at a residence on County Road 90 in the Blake Community.  While there, Agents seized five marijuana plants, materials used for growing indoor marijuana plants, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.  Ronald Kevin Coots (55 of Rainsville) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (x2), Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st and Unlawful Possession of Drug ParaphernaliaCandice Victoria Maynor (29 of Rainsville) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (x2) and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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Ronald Kevin Coots (55 of Rainsville) Candice Victoria Maynor (29 of Rainsville)

 

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the incident: "Dekalb County Narcotics Agents, Dekalb County Deputies and Ider Police Department all strive to protect their communities and this is a prime example of just that.  I am so thankful for our great working relationship with all of the Law Enforcement Agencies in DeKalb County.  I am proud of the hard work and long hours you all put into your job, it doesn't go unnoticed.   

"God Bless!" Concluded Sheriff Welden.

 

 

 

 

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