One Stop Fentanyl Shop Shut Down
FORT PAYNE, Ala. - The DeKalb County Drug Task Force, along with Sylvania Police Department, Dekalb County Criminal Investigation Division, and Dekalb County Deputies worked tirelessly to shut down this one stop fentanyl shop, the defendants cut, packaged, sold and delivered their products with no concern to public safety.
After Agents obtained a Search Warrant to a residence on Al Hwy 75 in Sylvania and entry was made into the residence Agents found 9 Adults and one juvenile in the residence. One of the adults was found unresponsive and Agents acted quickly and administered 4 doses of Nar-Can to the unresponsive subject. DAS was called and responded taking the subject to the Dekalb Regional Medical Center and treated for an overdose. After a search, a trafficking amount of Fentanyl was found as well as methamphetamine, marijuana, controlled prescription medication, drug paraphernalia, two pistols, and an undisclosed amount of US Currency.
The following were arrested on Charges of Trafficking in Fentanyl, UPOCS X2, UPOM 1st, UPODP, Resisting Arrest, Chemical Endangerment, and Lottering at a Drug House. Caiden Bryan Gore (21 of Fyffe), Jesse James Outlaw (22 of Sylvania) and Richard Madison-Noel Hudson (25 of Fort Payne) were all charged with Trafficking in Any Illegal Drug, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st, Chemical Endangerment of Exposing a Child, Resisting Arrest, Loitering, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (x2). Amber Dawn Cleveland (32 of Sylvania) was charged with Chemical Endangerment of Exposing a Child, Trafficking in Any Illegal Drug, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (x2). Haley Nicole Smith (24 of Gadsden), Dakota Rhea Orear (27 of Scottsboro), Jesse Maurice Munguia (19 of Rainsville), Mauricio Michael Munguia (18 of Rainsville) were all charged with Trafficking in Any Illegal Drug, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Loitering, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (x2) and Chemical Endangerment of Exposing a Child.
Warrants will be obtained for the subject that was taken to Dekalb Regional. DHR responded and handled the juvenile child in the residence also.
Fentanyl is the greatest threat to Americans today. It is devastating families across our Country killing Americans from all walks of life and it's the leading cause of death today in the United States for Americans between the age of 18 and 45.
These dealers did business largely in the open, on Instagram and Snap Chat. The pills are made to look like other pharmaceutical opiates but they are counterfeit pills with fentanyl and can kill you. One pill can kill.
DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the incident: "Fentanyl poisonings are at an all-time high, these are not isolated incidents. These are happening in every state and every county in America, leaving behind grieving families. Let us be clear: These poisonings are part of a strategic maneuver by the cartels and it must be stopped. We will remain committed to doing all that we can to combat the fentanyl crisis in our area and holding those accountable who traffic this deadly poison."
"In addition to those resources, we must shift how we respond to what appears to be an over dose, no longer treating them as accidental deaths, but instead as a homicide crime scene. These individuals are victims of a greater problem, and we are committed to putting an end to these deaths."
"God Bless!" Concluded Sheriff Welden.