Message From The Sheriff
NICK WELDEN  ( read )
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Narcotics seized in Kilpatrick after Postal Inspectors locate suspicious package
Evidence located at the residence

The DeKalb County Narcotics Unit, ALEA Region F Narcotics Task Force, and U.S. Postal Inspectors worked together after a suspicious package was seized.  The investigation led them to a residence in Kilpatrick yesterday (March 18, 2022).

Agents followed up on the information and obtained a search warrant for the residence on County Road 479 in Kilpatrick. During the execution of the search warrant, over 2 pounds of marijuana and 400 grams of THC vape cartridges were located. A firearm was also seized.

Juan Miquel Juan (29 of Albertville) was arrested and charged for Trafficking in Any Illegal Drug - Marijuana. He was booked into the DeKalb County Detention Center on a $60,000 bond.

Juan Miquel Juan (29 of Albertville)

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the incident: "While usually we intercept drug traffickers on our highways, in the modern era, some illegal narcotics transactions happen online with mail being the means of delivery."

"Our Narcotics Agents were glad to help our partners yet again at the federal and state level get the job done. The resources and technology of the federal agencies help widen the scope of these investigation," said Sheriff Welden.

"God Bless!" Concluded Sheriff Welden.