Dekalb County Sheriff’s Office Makes Multiple Arrests During New Year’s Saturation

FORT PAYNE, Ala. From midday Tuesday (December 31) to early Wednesday (January 1, 2020) deputies with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and agents with the Narcotics and Interdiction Unit conducted a New Year’s Eve Saturation in areas of the county to ensure safety on our roadways.

Several were arrested for being in possession of narcotics and several others for existing warrants.

Sheriff Welden said of the operation: “We were glad to do our part to keep our roadways safe during the New Year’s Holiday! Several were brought in that were traveling the roads and using narcotics. The extra presence also served as a deterrent for those thinking about driving under the influence.”

“We also celebrated one year of a new administration, as we took office on January 1, 2019. We plan on working just as hard in 2020 to make DeKalb County a better and safer place to live!” Said Sheriff Welden.

“God Bless!” He concluded.

Those arrested in the operation were:

  • Robert James Cook (42 of Albertville)

Possession of Controlled Substance

Drug Paraphernalia

  • Tommy Harold Fennell (56 of Crossville)

Possession of Controlled Substance (2x)

Drug Paraphernalia

Possession of Marijuana, 2nd Degree

  • James Truman Whitehead (64 of Boaz)

Warrant for Failure to Appear (x4)

  • Rogelio Ramos Guzman (32 of Crossville)

 – Warrant for Failure to Appear (x3)

  • James Benjamin Bowen (43 of Albertville)

– Possession of Controlled Substance

– Drug Paraphernalia

  • Alana Monique Reading (27 of Crossville)

Drug ParaphernaliaThree additional arrests were made for outstanding warrants with outside agencies

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