Message From The Sheriff
MESSAGE FROM SHERIFF
NICK WELDEN  ( read )
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Address:
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Fort Payne, AL 35968
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01/05/2022

Several Stolen Items Recovered and 28 Arrested on Drug Related Charges in the month of December

From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden:   

FORT PAYNE, Ala. -During the first couple of weeks in December, several stolen items were recovered and 28 were arrested on drug related charges.

On Thursday, December 2nd, Deputies with the DeKalb County Narcotics and Criminal Interdiction Unit conducted a traffic stop on County Road 479 and County Road 10 in the Aroney area.  During a search of the vehicle, 12 grams of methamphetamine, 4 grams of cocaine and drug paraphernalia was found.  Billy Ray Roe (30 of Horton, Al) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and DUI (controlled Substance). 

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Billy Ray Roe (30 of Horton, Al)

Again, on Thursday, Officers with the Crossville Police Department conducted a traffic stop on College Street/Hall Street.  The driver was found to be in possession of suboxone, which he did not have a prescription for.  Nicholas Wade Ingram (37 of Birmingham) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, DUI (controlled Substance) and Reckless Endangerment (x2).  Narcotics Agents were called to assist.

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Nicholas Wade Ingram (37 of Birmingham)

On Wednesday, December 8th, Fyffe Police Department contacted Agents with the DeKalb County Narcotics and Criminal Interdiction Unit concerning a vehicle they had towed from an arrest that was made the day before.  Narcotics Agents found .5 ounce of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and an ounce of marijuana.  Robert Bradley Wright (49 of Section) was charged with Illegal Possession of Prescription Drugs, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (x2), Unlawful Distribution of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st.

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Robert Bradley Wright (49 of Section)

On Thursday, December 9th, Deputies with the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 68 and Mills Creek Road in Crossville.  During a search of the vehicle, methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found.  Brandon Mark Phillips (33 of Dawson) and Krystal Dawn Cisco (30 of Dawson) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Tampering with Physical Evidence.  Narcotics Agents were called to assist.

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Brandon Mark Phillips (33 of Dawson) Krystal Dawn Cisco (30 of Dawson)

Again, on Thursday, Deputies with the DeKalb County Narcotics and Criminal Interdiction Unit conducted a traffic stop on I-59 close to the Sulphur Springs exit.  During the stop, Agents confirmed that the driver and passenger both had active warrants.  An ounce of synthetic marijuana was located in the vehicle.  Ashley Marie Gray (38 of Fyffe) and Joshua Tyler White (28 of Henagar) were both charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

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Ashley Marie Gray (38 of Fyffe) Joshua Tyler White (28 of Henagar)

On Friday, December 10th, Officers with Henagar Police Department, along with Deputies with the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, responded to the Mapco located at Hwy 40 and Hwy 75, on a disturbance call.  Making contact with the subject, he was found to be in possession of methamphetamine, hydrocodone, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Corey Andrew Dunn (33 of Scottsboro) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (x2), Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Narcotics Agents were called to assist.

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Corey Andrew Dunn (33 of Scottsboro)

Again, on Friday, Agents with DeKalb County Narcotics and Criminal Interdiction Unit executed a search warrant for a residence on 2nd Street in Sylvania.  When Agents arrived at the residence, the subjects attempted to flee but were quickly apprehended.  The search turned up approximately 37 grams of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.  Jeffery Elbert Townsel (59 of Sylvania) was charged with Trafficking in Any Illegal Drug, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Tampering with Physical EvidenceMelandie Kay Payne (41 of Sylvania) was charged with Trafficking in Any Illegal Drug, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Resisting Arrest, Attempt to Elude Police and Failure to Appear (x3).  Timothy Wayne Smith (49 of Sylvania) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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Jeffery Elbert Townsel (59 of Sylvania) Melandie Kay Payne (41 of Sylvania) Timothy Wayne Smith (49 of Sylvania)

On Monday, December 13th, Deputies with the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, along with Officers from Ider Police Department and Henagar Police Department responded to County Road 789 in the Ider area, on a domestic violence call.  After arriving at the residence, Deputies found the subject to be in possession of methamphetamine and also having active warrants.  Richard Bruce Toney (53 of Ider) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Failure to Appear (x5).  Narcotics Agents were called to assist.

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Richard Bruce Toney (53 of Ider)

On Tuesday, December 14th, Agents with the DeKalb County Narcotics and Criminal Interdiction Unit executed a search warrant at a residence on Nottingham Lane in Fyffe finding methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.  Due to a minor under the age of one being in the residence, DHR was called.  James Matthew Morris Jr (26 of Fyffe) and Sydney Kirsten Dowdy (21 of Fyffe) were both charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd.

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James Matthew Morris Jr (26 of Fyffe) Sydney Kirsten Dowdy (21 of Fyffe)

On Tuesday, December 14th, Deputies with the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office conducted a traffic stop on County Road 391 and Hwy 75 in Geraldine.  The driver of the vehicle was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.  Ozzie Brenin Rogers (27 of Crossville) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd and DUI (any substance).  Narcotics Agents were called to assist.

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Ozzie Brenin Rogers (27 of Crossville)

On Wednesday, December 15th, Agents with the DeKalb County Narcotics and Criminal Interdiction Unit executed a search warrant at a residence on County Road 336.  Methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and several stolen items were recovered during the search.  Joel Conteras Jr (29 of Albertville) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  More charges are pending in this case.  Narcotics Agents were called to assist.

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Joel Conteras Jr (29 of Albertville)

On Thursday, December 16th, Agents with the DeKalb County Narcotics and Criminal Interdiction Unit responded to a residence on County Road 281 in Fort Payne after receiving several tips of drug activity.  Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were found during the search.  Danny Clay Betz (51 of Collinsville) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Unlawful Possession of Controlled SubstanceRobert Benjamin Monroe Smith (20 of Sand Rock) was charged with Failure to Appear (x2).  Destiny Hope Hinzman (23 of Fort Payne) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Failure to Appear.  Chuck Ray Dutton (42 of Fort Payne) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Probation Violation and Failure to Appear.

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Danny Clay Betz (51 of Collinsville) Robert Benjamin Monroe Smith (20 of Sand Rock) Destiny Hope Hinzman (23 of Fort Payne) Chuck Ray Dutton (42 of Fort Payne)

On Tuesday, December 21st, Agents with the DeKalb County Narcotics and Criminal Interdiction Unit were called to a residence on County Road 372 in Ider, after Probation Officers found over a half ounce methamphetamine during a home visit.  Kelly Ray Tripp (53 of Ider) was charged with Unlawful Distribution of Controlled Substance with Intent, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Kenneth Colton Tripp (27 of Ider) and Brittany Leigh'Sha McCord (34 of Trenton, Ga) were both charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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Kelly Ray Tripp (53 of Ider) Kenneth Colton Tripp (27 of Ider) Brittany Leigh'Sha McCord (34 of Trenton, Ga)

On Wednesday, December 22nd, methamphetamine was discovered in a package to an inmate that had been altered.  Jeremiah Jason Abbott (40 of Maryville, Tn) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Promote Prison Contraband 2nd.  Narcotics Agents were called to assist.

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Jeremiah Jason Abbott (40 of Maryville, Tn)

On Sunday, December 26th, Deputies with the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office conducted a traffic stop on Glenn Blvd in Fort Payne finding both the driver and passenger to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.  Zachary Wolfgang Snapp (41 of Section) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Parole Violation.  Sheena Lashawn Rossmeier (43 of Fort Payne) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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Zachary Wolfgang Snapp (41 of Section) Sheena Lashawn Rossmeier (43 of Fort Payne)

On Tuesday December 28th, Officers with the Crossville Police Department conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 68 in Crossville.  Methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia was found within the vehicle during the stop.  Ty Aaron Harbour (29 of Crossville) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd. 

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Ty Aaron Harbour (29 of Crossville)

Again, on Tuesday, Deputies with the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Grand Ave in Fort Payne, with the driver accelerating.  After a short pursuit, the driver pulled over.  Drug paraphernalia, ZAZA and prescription medication, that did not belong to the driver, were found within the vehicle.  Jerry Wayne Schrader (50 of Fort Payne) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Illegal Possession of Prescription Drugs and Attempt to Elude.

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Jerry Wayne Schrader (50 of Fort Payne)

 

 

 

 

 

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