Three arrests made on Trafficking in Fentanyl in just two days
FORT PAYNE, Ala. - There are two kinds of Fentanyl, pharmaceutical fentanyl which is prescribed by a physician to treat severe pain, especially after surgery and for advanced stage cancer patients. And illegally made fentanyl, liquid or powder, which is commonly mixed with other drugs. It can also be made into pills that are made to look like other prescription pills.
Fentanyl is being mixed with other drugs like heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and even marijuana.
Parents, please talk with your children of all ages, please express the dangers of this highly potent drug, advise them to pay attention when going out with friends, to watch their drinks and do not take any kind of medication, no matter what it is, from anyone you don't know.
If you suspect your child or a loved one is using fentanyl, please get them help before it is too late. Please call DeKalb County Sheriff's Office at 256-845-3801.
On Tuesday, October 3rd, Narcotics Agents were following up on information about the trafficking activities of Blayden Lane Woodall (20 of Fyffe). Agents stopped Woodall on Airport Road finding pressed fentanyl in his vehicle. Later, during a search of Woodall's residence, 271 pressed fentanyl pills were found. Woodall was charged with Trafficking in any Illegal Drug and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
On Monday, October 2nd, DeKalb County Narcotics Agents went to a residence on Bailey Chappel Road in Powell to follow up on a tip they had received on drug use. When Agents arrived, methamphetamine was spotted on the front porch. Once inside the residence, Agents found over 30 pressed Fentanyl pills. Kansas Shay Wilkerson (25 of Section) was charged with Trafficking in any Illegal Drug, Unlawful Possession of Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and 3 warrants for Failure to Appear. Justin Dewayne Gilbreath (25 of Sylvania) was charged with Trafficking in any Illegal Drug (x2) and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Gilbreath was out on bond for Trafficking in Fentanyl., for less than a month. Bruce Dewayne Rowland (59 of Rainsville) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Bondsman off Bond. Paula Majorie Edwards (45 of Henagar) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
On Tuesday, October 3rd, a search warrant was obtained to check the vehicle of Shane Thomas Wright Jr (32 Of Valley Head), who had previously been placed in the DeKalb County Detention Center. A DeKalb County Deputy and K-9 had a positive alert on the vehicle finding synthetic marijuana. Wright was charged with Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, Harassment, Public Intoxication, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the incident: "Any opioid use is risky, but Fentanyl is a whole new level of risk. Even in the smallest of dose, fentanyl can be deadly. Other drugs you may be addicted to could be laced with deadly levels of fentanyl and you would never know it, until it was too late."
"Opioid addiction is a disease that does not discriminate but affects people from all economic classes and all walks of life."
"We will be posting more helpful information on Fentanyl abuse next week."
"God Bless!" Concluded Sheriff Welden.