Message From The Sheriff
NICK WELDEN  ( read )
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Fort Payne, AL 35968
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Over 6 lbs. of Methamphetamine Seized

From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden:

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FORT PAYNE, Ala. - On October 5, 2022, Narcotics Agents with DeKalb County Narcotics Unit along with Dekalb County Sheriff's Office, Henagar Police Department, Rainsville Police Department, ALEA Region F Task Force and the Jackson County Sheriff's Office conducted 3 search warrants which led to over 6 lbs. of methamphetamine being seized.

Narcotics Agents and Henagar Police Officers went to a residence on Tinker Drive in Henagar after receiving information about drug activity.  During the search of the residence, approximately 5 lbs. of methamphetamine was discovered and seized as well as Ecstasy and drug paraphernalia. 

Rory Bentley Shankles (62 of Henagar) was charged with Trafficking in Any Illegal Drug and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Brenda Annette Scott (54 of Henagar) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

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Rory Bentley Shankles (62 of Henagar) Brenda Annette Scott (54 of Henagar)

Narcotics Agents, along with Jackson County Narcotics Unit and Jackson County Sheriff's Office went to a residence in Jackson County looking for a subject.  Agents, along with DeKalb County Deputies and Rainsville Police Department also went to a motel in Rainsville after receiving information that the subject they were looking for in Jackson County had been staying there.  After a search of the room, over 5 ounces of methamphetamine, controlled pills and drug paraphernalia were confiscated.

Anthony Glenn Hilley (59 of Pisgah) and Christy Nicole Jennings (37 of Ider) were charged with Trafficking in Any Illegal Drug, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance.

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Anthony Glenn Hilley (59 of Pisgah) Christy Nicole Jennings (37 of Ider)


DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the incident: "This is absolutely a HUGE win in our fight in the war against drugs that we battle every day!  When you mention pounds and drugs together, that is definitely a big supplier in poisoning many people and our youth.  I feel like today, we have cut the head off of a BIG SNAKE that has been sinking its fangs in to our county."

"This is once again phenomenal work by our Drug Task Force, Patrol and surrounding agencies.  It is amazing what can be accomplished when we work together and focus on the main goal, PROTECTING YOU!!!"

"Huge thanks to Henagar PD, Chief Smith and his team are always willing to help and prove it over and over.  Thanks to Rainsville PD and Jackson County SO for their assistance." 

"I truly believe a difference is being made everyday and if you seen the drive and concern displayed by these men and women who wear the badge, you would in no doubt realize WE DO have the BEST fighting for you!"

"Let's band together and keep pressing forward!"

"God Bless!" Concluded Sheriff Welden.