Message From The Sheriff
MESSAGE FROM SHERIFF
NICK WELDEN  ( read )
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Address:
2801 Jordan Road SW
Fort Payne, AL 35968
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11/05/2021

During Month of October, 31 Arrested on Drug Related Charges

FORT PAYNE, - Ala. During the month of October, there were 31 arrested on drug related charges. 

On Friday, October 1st, DeKalb County Deputies assisted DHR on a call on County Road 866 in the Shiloh area.  While at the residence, Deputies found methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.  Randi Mariah Thomas (25 of Fyffe) and Corey Joseph Nellis (22 of Fyffe) were both charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug ParaphernaliaDerrick Lynn Martin (36 of Rainsville) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and a FTA warrant.  Narcotics Agents were called in to assist.

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Randi Mariah Thomas (25 of Fyffe) Corey Joseph Nellis (22 of Fyffe) Derrick Lynn Martin (36 of Rainsville)

Also on Friday, DeKalb County Sheriff's Deputies, along with Narcotics Agents, conducted a traffic stop on County Road 479.  During the stop, the driver was found to be in possession of methamphetamine.  John Gregory Smith (51 of Altoona) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Illegal Possession of Prescription Drugs.

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John Gregory Smith (51 of Altoona)

Again, on Friday, DeKalb County Narcotics Agents went to a residence on Road 1918 in Crossville after receiving several complaints of marijuana being sold out of the residence.  During a search, ½ pound of marijuana was seized, as well as, one marijuana plant and several firearms.  Randall Eugene Horton (50 of Crossville) and Tina Darlene Wheeler McGowan (48 of Crossville) were both charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st, and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

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Randall Eugene Horton (50 of Crossville) Tina Darlene Wheeler McGowan (48 of Crossville)

On Saturday, October 2nd, Officers with the Powell Police Department conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 35 in Powell identifying the driver as having active felony warrants.  After a search, the driver was found to be in possession of prescription medication that he did not have a prescription for.  A firearm was also found, which the driver is forbidden to possess.  Robert Bradley Wright (49 of Section) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (x2), Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (x2), and Pistol Possession, Drunk/Addict.  Narcotics Agents were called in to assist.

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Robert Bradley Wright (49 of Section)

On Saturday, October 2nd, DeKalb County Deputies went to a residence on Al Hwy 68 in Crossville after receiving tips that an individual with outstanding warrants had been staying there.  During a search, Deputies found methamphetamine and marijuana. John F. Perry (41 of Ashville) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st, and 5 FTA warrants.   Narcotics Agents were called in to assist.

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John F. Perry (41 of Ashville)

On Sunday, October 3rd, Officers with Mentone Police Department, along with DeKalb County Deputies, conducted a traffic stop in Mentone on County Road 89.  The driver of the vehicle was found to be in possession of methamphetamine.  Charles Wayne Clowdus (37 of Chattanooga, TN) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.   Narcotics Agents were called in to assist.

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Charles Wayne Clowdus (37 of Chattanooga, TN)

Also, on Sunday, Officers with Crossville Police Department conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 68 near Union Grove Road in Crossville.  During a search, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were found.  Travis McKinley Stanford (33 of Crossville) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.   Narcotics Agents were called in to assist.

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Travis McKinley Stanford (33 of Crossville)

On Monday, October 4th, Officers with Henagar Police Department conducted a traffic stop on Al Hwy 40 in Henagar.  Methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and a firearm was found in the vehicle.  Nathen Lee Koger (38 of Geraldine) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Carrying Pistol Unlawfully.  Narcotics Agents were called in to assist. 

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Nathen Lee Koger (38 of Geraldine)

On Tuesday, October 5th, DeKalb County Narcotics Agents went to two residence in Sylvania on Industrial Lane after receiving several complaints of drug activity.  Between the two separate residences, marijuana, LSD, mushrooms and drug paraphernalia were found.  Preston Alexander Essex (21 of Sylvania) was charged with  Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Cody Lance McIntosh (22 of Sylvania) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (x2) and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.   

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Preston Alexander Essex (21 of Sylvania) Cody Lance McIntosh (22 of Sylvania)

Again, on Tuesday, DeKalb County Narcotics Agents conducted a traffic stop on Chitwood Ave in Fort Payne.  During a search, approximately ½ oz of methamphetamine, several prescription pain pills and drug paraphernalia was found.  Charles Edward McKinney (52 of Fort Payne) was charged with Unlawful Distribution of Controlled Substance (x4), Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (x2), and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Jennifer Leann Wilson (29 of Rainsville) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (x2), Unlawful Distribution of Controlled Substance (x2), and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

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Charles Edward McKinney (52 of Fort Payne) Jennifer Leann Wilson (29 of Rainsville)

On Thursday, October 7th, DeKalb County Narcotics Agents conducted a traffic stop near the county line on Hwy 35.  Both the driver and passenger were found to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.  Christopher Joseph Martin (47 of Powell) and Tabitha Ann Martin (38 of Powell) were both charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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Christopher Joseph Martin (47 of Powell) Tabitha Ann Martin (38 of Powell)

On the same day, DeKalb County Narcotics Agents conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 35 in Rainsville.  The driver was found to be in possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia.  Cephas Dewayne Dotley (62 of Fort Payne) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Negotiating Worthless Instrument, and 4 FTA warrants.

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Cephas Dewayne Dotley (62 of Fort Payne)

Also, on Thursday, DeKalb County Narcotics Agents conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 35 in Rainsville.  During a search of the vehicle, marijuana and prescription pain medication were found.  Marty Alan Outlaw (58 of Fyffe) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st, Tampering with Physical Evidence, and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Jesse James Outlaw (20 of Fyffe) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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Marty Alan Outlaw (58 of Fyffe) Jesse James Outlaw (20 of Fyffe)

Again, on Thursday, DeKalb County Narcotics Agents identified a subject they knew had an outstanding warrant at a café in Powell.  Jerry Bruce Galloway, Jr (45 of Fyffe) was arrested for Escape 3rd. 

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Jerry Bruce Galloway, Jr (45 of Fyffe)

On Wednesday, October 13th, DeKalb County Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 40 in Henagar, finding the driver to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.  Johnathon Brian Jackson (42 of Grant) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Narcotics Agents were called in to assist. 

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Johnathon Brian Jackson (42 of Grant)

On Thursday, October 14th, DeKalb County Deputies conducted a traffic stop on County Road 10 in the Aroney area, finding the driver to be in possession of methamphetamine, oxycodone and drug paraphernalia.  Sarah Davis (39 of Boaz) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (x2), Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd, and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.   Narcotics Agents were called in to assist.

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Sarah Davis (39 of Boaz)

On Monday, October 18th, DeKalb County Narcotics Agents along with, DeKalb County Deputies, conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 75 in Ider.  The driver was found to be in possession of approximately 29 grams of methamphetamine, as well as having active warrants.  Maddison Mary-Schae Pruitt (22 of Ider) was charged with Trafficking in Any Illegal Drug, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and 3 FTA warrants.

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Maddison Mary-Schae Pruitt (22 of Ider)

On Tuesday, October 19th, DeKalb County Deputies, along with Officers from Crossville Police Department, conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 68 in Crossville.  During the stop, the driver was found to be in possession of methamphetamine.  Macey West (22 of Crossville) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.   Narcotics Agents were called in to assist.

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Macey West (22 of Crossville)

Also, on Tuesday, DeKalb County Narcotics Agents conducted a traffic stop on County Road 72.  Methamphetamine was found during a search of the vehicle.  Heath Allen Haney (37 of Valley Head) and Michael Vence Wooden (31 of Fyffe) were both charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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Heath Allen Haney (37 of Valley Head) Michael Vence Wooden (31 of Fyffe)

On Thursday, October 21st,  DeKalb County Narcotics Agents were called after a search of a residence was done by a State Probation Officer who found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in the residence.  Nathan Gary McDaniel (43 of Fyffe) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Parole Violation.

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Nathan Gary McDaniel (43 of Fyffe)

On Friday, October 22nd, DeKalb County Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 75 and County Road 27 in Sylvania seizing 67 bottles of ZAZA.  Kumar Patel Brijesh (47 of Fort Payne) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Unlawful Possession of Prohibited Beverage. 

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Kumar Patel Brijesh (47 of Fort Payne)

On Tuesday, October 26, 2021, Officers with the Henagar Police Department, attempted to conduct a traffic stop resulting in a short pursuit before the driver lost control and wrecked.  A firearm, approximately 13 oz. of methamphetamine and approximately 74 grams of marijuana were found in the vehicle.  Kenneth Colton Tripp (27 of Ider) was charged with Reckless Endangerment, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st, and Trafficking in Any Illegal Drug.   DeKalb County Narcotics Agents were called in to assist.

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Kenneth Colton Tripp (27 of Ider)

Also, on Tuesday, DeKalb County Deputies seized several bags of edibles containing THC and a firearm during a traffic stop on County Road 24 in Crossville.  Richard Garcia (18 of Albertville) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st, Pistol, Concealed Without Permit, and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.   DeKalb County Narcotics Agents were called in to assist.    

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Richard Garcia (18 of Albertville)

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the incident: "I would like to thank Powell Police Department, Mentone Police Department, Crossville Police Department, Henagar Police Department, DeKalb County Sheriff's Deputies and Narcotics Agents, as well as DHR and State Probation Officers, in their help with getting this poison off the streets of DeKalb County." 

"I am so proud of the amazing working relationship we all have here in DeKalb County, not only between the other Law Enforcement Agencies, but with the citizens as well.  There are so many times that a case would take longer to solve or may never be solved if not for the tips coming from our citizens."   

"God Bless!" Concluded Sheriff Welden.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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