Fort Payne Man Arrested on Drug Trafficking Charges

FORT PAYNE, Ala. — On Friday, November 12th, a DeKalb County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on County Road 89 in Dogtown.  The driver of the vehicle, Weston Lee Tidwell (36 of Fort Payne), sped away until losing control of the vehicle.  Tidwell then proceeded to flee on foot, but was quickly apprehended.  A significant amount of methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia was found in the vehicle.  Tidwell was charged with Trafficking in Any Illegal Drug, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Attempt to Elude Police, Reckless Endangerment, Criminal Littering, Tampering with Physical Evidence and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana.  More charges pending.

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the incident: “I would like to thank officers with the Fort Payne Police Department, National Park Service, DeKalb County Narcotics Unit and Investigations Unit for their quick response helping with this subject.  It definitely takes team work to make it all happen.”

“God Bless!” Concluded Sheriff Welden.