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


09/07/2021

Drug Arrests for End of August

FORT PAYNE, Ala. In the last 11 days of August, approximately 190 grams of methamphetamine and 18 grams of heroin has been taken off the streets of DeKalb County. Credit goes to the DeKalb County Narcotics Agents, DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, Crossville Police Department and the National Park Service.

On Friday, August 20th, Crossville Police Department, along with DeKalb County Deputies conducted a traffic stop in Crossville which led to the seizure of 160 grams of methamphetamine and 18 grams of heroin.  This case is still under investigation with charges pending.

On Saturday, August 21st, National Park Service conducted a traffic stop on Federal Park Land, finding approximately 30 grams of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.  This case is still under investigation with charges pending.  Narcotics Agents were called to assist.

On Monday, August 23rd, DeKalb County Narcotics Agents conducted a traffic stop on Wallace Avenue in Fort Payne.  During the stop, methamphetamine and marijuana were found in the vehicle.  Joe Lee Earl (34 of Saint Joseph, MO) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Deana M. Dudley (40 of Saint Joseph, MO) was charged with Unlawful Possession of marijuana 2nd, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance.

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Joe Lee Earl (34 of Saint Joseph, MO) Deana M. Dudley (40 of Saint Joseph, MO)

On Wednesday, August 25th, DeKalb County Narcotics Agents went to a residence on County Road 507 in the Blake Community after receiving several complaints of drug activity.  Agents found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia inside the house.  Jacob Clinton Galloway (32 of Section), Joey Wayne McElyea (57 of Rainsville), Auburn Lashay Sargent (26 of Rainsville), Alexis Alyssan Godsby (22 of Rising Fawn, GA), Scott William Curtis (31 of Fyffe) were all charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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Jacob Clinton Galloway (32 of Section) Joey Wayne McElyea (57 of Rainsville) Auburn Lashay Sargent (26 of Rainsville) Alexis Alyssan Godsby (22 of Rising Fawn, GA) Scott William Curtis (31 of Fyffe)

On Thursday, August 26th, DeKalb County Deputies were called to the same residence on County Road 507 in the Blake Community, as the day before, about someone trespassing on the property.  Once arriving, Deputies found Casey Scott Payne (23 of Dutton) on scene. Payne was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine.  As Deputies were attempting to place Payne under arrest, he started resisting officers, but soon the situation was under control.  Payne was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Resisting Arrest.  Narcotics Agents were called to assist.

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Casey Scott Payne (23 of Dutton)

On Monday, August 30th, DeKalb County Narcotics Agents conducted a traffic stop on 1st Street in Fort Payne.  During the stop, agents found the driver to be in possession of synthetic marijuanaAndy Dion McSpadden (48 of Fort Payne) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

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Andy Dion McSpadden (48 of Fort Payne)

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the incident: "This is another remarkable job by DeKalb County Narcotics Agents, DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, Crossville Police Department and the National Park Service.  Without the extraordinary working relationship our agencies in DeKalb County have with one another, busts like this would be impossible.  I personally want to thank all of the Law Enforcement Agencies in DeKalb County for the amazing jobs you all do."

"God Bless!" Concluded Sheriff Welden.

 

 

 

 

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