Message From The Sheriff
NICK WELDEN  ( read )
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Half Pound of Meth, 191 Marijuana Plants, and Marijuana Oil Seized near Kilpatrick
Evidence recovered on County Road 8 late yesterday. 

Two subjects are facing charges after the DeKalb County Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant near Kilpatrick, resulting in dismantling a marijuana grow and discovering a large amount of methamphetamine.

Agents and Deputies went to the residence at approximately 5 pm yesterday (March 15, 2022) to conduct a search for suspected illegal narcotics on County Road 8. While conducting the search, Agents and Deputies located a large marijuana grow consisting of 191 mature plants.

Also located at the residence was a half pound of methamphetamine and suspected items to make Marijuana THC Concentrate (Dabs).

Arrested on scene were Stanley Bruce (53 of Crossville) and Gary Plunkett (56 of Crossville). Both were charged with Trafficking in Any Illegal Drug - Methamphetamine, Trafficking in Any Illegal Drug - Marijuana, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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Stanley Bruce (53 of Crossville) Gary Plunkett (56 of Crossville)

Both Bruce and Plunkett remain in the DeKalb County Detention Center on a $124,500 bond.

This investigation is ongoing and more charges may be pending upon completion.

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the arrest: "This is a great job by our Narcotics Unit! These subjects had set up a criminal drug enterprise in the area, and we were glad to dismantle it!"

"I know some might say that marijuana is not that dangerous, but drug dealers don't worry about 'dangers' and don't limit themselves to just weed, and this is a good example of that. Their primary goal is to make money, and they do not limit themselves to only what they consider 'safe,'" said Sheriff Welden.

"We also are glad to have members of our Narcotics Unit on Federal Task Forces that can now pursue federal charges on these subjects for stiffer sentences," said Welden.

"God Bless!" Concluded Sheriff Welden.