Message From The Sheriff
NICK WELDEN  ( read )
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Fort Payne, AL 35968
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Man sentenced to Federal Prison

FORT PAYNE, Ala. - Earlier this year, Gordon Randall Bethune (60 of Trenton, Ga) was indicted with the FBI Northeast Alabama Criminal Enterprise for Possession with Intent to Distribute.  Tuesday, May 10th, Bethune was sentenced to 92 months in Federal Prison, which is to start immediately.  Bethune will have 36 months of supervised release after he has served the 92-month sentence.  Local agents with the DeKalb County Narcotics Unit, Dade County Sheriff's Office, North Lookout Mountain Drug Task Force and the FBI North Alabama Criminal Enterprise showed great diligence in following this case through.

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Gordon Randall Bethune (60 of Trenton, Ga)

On Monday, May 16th, Agents with the DeKalb County Narcotics Unit conducted a traffic stop in the area of Hwy 68 and I-59 in Collinsville.  During the stop, approximately 55 grams of methamphetamine, 15 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and an undisclosed amount of US currency was confiscated.  Jacob Matthew Scott (27 of Collinsville) and Krystle Nicole Croft (36 of Dawson) were charged with Trafficking in an Illegal Drug, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

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Jacob Matthew Scott (27 of Collinsville) Krystle Nicole Croft (36 of Dawson)

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the incident: "I would like to thank the FBI and our local and neighboring law enforcement agencies for their persistent and meticulous work.  It is amazing to have such good communication and a positive working relationship between agencies."

"Keeping this poison off of our streets and out of the hands of our children is our number one priority."

"God Bless!" Concluded Sheriff Welden.