Message From The Sheriff
NICK WELDEN  ( read )
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Active Marijuana Grow Operation found in Grove Oak

FORT PAYNE, Ala. - Thanks to the help of our citizens, we shut down one active marijuana grow operation in one case and seized a trafficking amount of narcotics in another. 

On April 6th, Narcotics Agent went to a residence on County Road 50 after receiving information about a marijuana grow in a residence, Agents arrived and spoke to the home owner Timothy Harold Hosch (51 of Grove Oak).  Inside the house, law enforcement found a room with an active marijuana growing operation.  Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were also found inside the home.  Hosch was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Theft of Property 1st.

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Timothy Harold Hosch (51 of Grove Oak)

Again, on April 6th, Narcotics Agents went to an address on Moore Loop Road in Crossville after a complaint was called in, upon arrival Agents talked to the residence owner and identified him as Daniel Dakota William Benjamin Clayton (23 of Crossville).  During a search of the residence, agents found a trafficking amount of methamphetamine, synthetic marijuana, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.  Clayton was charged with Trafficking in any Illegal Drug, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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Daniel Dakota William Benjamin Clayton (23 of Crossville)

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the incident: "I am so thankful for the great working relationship our agency has with the people in this community and I want to thank each and every one of you for the information and the tips you provide to us.  Our number one priority is keeping not only the citizens of this county safe, but the ones that are traveling through."

"In order to keep this poison off the streets, we have got to work together, and we prove we can do just that, every day."

"God Bless!" Concluded Sheriff Welden.