Message From The Sheriff
MESSAGE FROM SHERIFF
NICK WELDEN  ( read )
Phone:
EMERGENCY: 911
24 Hours:
256-845-3801
Crime Tip:
256-845-3801
Address:
2801 Jordan Road SW
Fort Payne, AL 35968
Administrative Office:
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:00pm


09/13/2022

28 Drug Related Arrests in month of August

FORT PAYNE, Ala. - Several arrests were made in the month of August on drug related charges. 

On Friday, July 29th, DeKalb County Deputies conducted a traffic stop on I-59.  During the stop, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found in the vehicle.  Jerry Allen Gay (65 of Talladega) was charged with DUI (controlled substance), Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Stephen L Campbell (30 of Knoxville, Tn) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd and Promote Prison Contraband 2nd.

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Jerry Allen Gay (65 of Talladega) Stephen L Campbell (30 of Knoxville, Tn)

On Monday, August 1st, DeKalb County Deputies were advised that Chattooga County Georgia was in a vehicle pursuit that was headed into Alabama.  On Hwy 117, near the state line, Deputies picked up the chase.  The driver stopped and fled on foot at Winston Street and Commerce Avenue in Mentone but was quickly apprehended.  During the arrest, approximately 8 grams of methamphetamine was found.  Stephen Michael White (50 of Soddy Daisy, Tn) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Attempt to Elude Police.

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Stephen Michael White (50 of Soddy Daisy, Tn)

On Thursday, August 4th, DeKalb County Deputies, along with Crossville Police Department and DeKalb County Narcotics Agents conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 68, near Dawson, finding the driver to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.  Cody Lee Brown (24 of Union Grove) was charged with DUI (controlled substance), Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

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Cody Lee Brown (24 of Union Grove)

On Thursday, August 4th, DeKalb County Deputies conducted a traffic stop on County Road 479Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were found in the vehicle.  Max Leigh Blair (40 of Crossville) and Cesily Baird (30 of Boaz) were charged with Unlawful Possession of Drug ParaphernaliaJonathan Joe Young (33 of Albertville) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

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Max Leigh Blair (40 of Crossville) Cesily Baird (30 of Boaz) Jonathan Joe Young (33 of Albertville)

On Sunday, August 7th, Henagar Police Department conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 75.  During the stop, the driver was found to be under the influence and in possession of prescription narcotics that he had no prescription for.  Arlis Wayne Phelps (60 of Ider) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Combined Influence.

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Arlis Wayne Phelps (60 of Ider)

On Thursday, August 11th, Deputies conducted a traffic stop on County Road 825 in Crossville finding methamphetamine and a firearm in the vehicle.  Shannon Leon Smith (43 of Boaz) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Persons Forbidden to Possess a Pistol and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Orvil Ladon Haygood (59 of Boaz) was charged with Unlawful Distribution of Controlled Substance (x2), Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Persons Forbidden to Possess Pistol and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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Shannon Leon Smith (43 of Boaz) Orvil Ladon Haygood (59 of Boaz)

On Friday, August 12th, Deputies with the DeKalb County Interdiction Unit conducted a traffic stop on I-59 near the Fort Payne exit finding methamphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and prescription medications.  Matthew Brian Johnson (60 of Lafayette, Ga) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Illegal Possession of Prescription Drugs.

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Matthew Brian Johnson (60 of Lafayette, Ga)

Again, on August, 12th, Collinsville Police Officer conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 68 in Collinsville finding over 120 grams of marijuana in the vehicle.  Jeffery D Strange (38 of Baileytown, Al) and Bailey Cofer (22 of Cullman, Al) were both charged with Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st. 

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Jeffery D Strange (38 of Baileytown, Al) Bailey Cofer (22 of Cullman, Al)

On Saturday, August 13th, Deputies attempted to stop a vehicle on Hwy 75, the driver failed to stop, initiating a short pursuit.  Once the vehicle was stopped, the driver then fled on foot but was quickly apprehended.  Jeffrey Scott Ahlgren (50 of Soddy Daisy, Tn) was charged with Resisting Arrest, Attempt to Elude, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawful Possession of Prohibited Beverage, Reckless Endangerment and Criminal Mischief 3rd.

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Jeffrey Scott Ahlgren (50 of Soddy Daisy, Tn)

On Monday, August 15th, Deputies responded to a call on County Road 337, finding marijuana growing inside the residence.  Shannon Leon Smith (43 of Geraldine) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st and Tampering with Physical Evidence. 

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Shannon Leon Smith (43 of Geraldine)

On Tuesday, August 15th, Fyffe Police Officers conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 75 finding the driver to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.  Colby Gene Wells (37 of Section) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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Colby Gene Wells (37 of Section)

Again, on August 16th, Deputies conducted a traffic stop on County Road 51, near County Road 12 finding both occupants to have outstanding warrants.  During the stop, a K-9 was deployed indicating illegal drugs in the vehicle.  James Aaron Maddox (43 of Attalla) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug ParaphernaliaMelissa Kaye Brown (37 of Geraldine) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Theft by Deception 4th. 

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James Aaron Maddox (43 of Attalla) Melissa Kaye Brown (37 of Geraldine)

On Wednesday, August 17th, Deputies conducted a traffic stop in Mentone, near County Road 643 and 631.  The driver of the vehicle exited the vehicle and ran, escaping deputies.  The passenger was found to be in possession of methamphetamine.  Vanessa Gilliam (41 of Valley Head) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  This case is ongoing and warrants will be obtained for the driver of the vehicle.

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Vanessa Gilliam (41 of Valley Head)

On Thursday, August 18th, Agents conducted a search warrant at a residence on County Road 3.  While there, Agents found methamphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and stolen property was recovered.  Joshua Daniel Anderson (39 of Crossville) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd and Unlawful Distribution of Controlled Substance.  Scottie Lane Yeager Jr (36 of Crossville) was charged with Resisting Arrest. 

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Joshua Daniel Anderson (39 of Crossville) Scottie Lane Yeager Jr (36 of Crossville)

Again, on August 18th, Deputies, along with Collinsville Police Department responded to a domestic violence call at a residence on Hwy 68 that involved weapons.  Prior to officers arriving, the offenders fled into the woods.  When officers were leaving, they spotted and then made contact with the suspect.  Raul Felix (34 of Collinsville) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

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Raul Felix (34 of Collinsville)

On Tuesday, August 23rd, Deputies conducted a traffic stop on County Road 58 in the Geraldine area finding methamphetamine in the vehicle.  Quinton A Bartlett (55 of Albertville) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

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Quinton A Bartlett (55 of Albertville)

On Tuesday, August 23rd, Deputies executed a search warrant at a residence on Fruit Farm Road in Fort Payne finding methamphetamine within the residence.  Ronald D Jones (42 of Fort Payne) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (X4) and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  James Cecil Bailey (34 of Fort Payne) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Christy Michelle Haynes (43 of Fort Payne) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (x2), Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

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Ronald D Jones (42 of Fort Payne) James Cecil Bailey (34 of Fort Payne) Christy Michelle Haynes (43 of Fort Payne)

On Thursday, August 25th, Crossville Police Officers conducted a traffic stop on Main Street in Crossville finding methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.  Tony Dewayne Ferguson Jr (36 of Fort Payne) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd and Unlawful Possession of Drug paraphernalia.

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Tony Dewayne Ferguson Jr (36 of Fort Payne)

On Sunday, August 28th, Deputies stopped to assist a vehicle that was broken down in the roadway on College Road in Crossville.  During the assist, a large amount of narcotics were found.  Logan Jennings (18 of Fort Payne) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

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Logan Jennings (18 of Fort Payne)

 

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