Several Drug Arrests Last Week; Crack Cocaine confiscated | WVSM Digital News

FORT PAYNE, Ala. Several narcotics arrest were made in the last week, including three that were arrested by the interdiction team who were in possession of crack cocaine, marijuana, and a handgun.

Last Saturday (May 9, 2020), an Alabama State Trooper conducted a traffic stop on I-59. The Narcotics Unit was contacted, and during the search 8 illegal suboxone strips were located. Corey Yarbrough (37 of Boaz) was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

On Sunday, a DeKalb County Deputy conducted a traffic stop on 45th Street in Fort Payne. A search of the vehicle revealed Methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia. Timothy Scott McKeehan (42 of Fort Payne) was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

On Tuesday (May 12, 2020) an agent with the DeKalb County Interdiction Team observed a driver throw narcotics from a vehicle while conducting a traffic stop on County Road 47 near Powell. Methamphetamine was recovered from the scene, and Steven Carter (24 of Henagar) was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Criminal Littering, and Tampering with a Witness.

On Wednesday (May 13, 2020) around 7:30 pm, a DeKalb County Interdiction Agent conducted a traffic stop on County Road 50 (near Fyffe). After a search of the vehicle, the Agent located cocaine, crack cocaine, marijuana, a handgun, and illegal prescription pills.

The three occupants of the vehicle, Bruce Smith (29 of Birmingham), Demario Gunn (25 of Fyffe), and Vincent Moore (21 of Fort Payne) were all charged with Possession with intent to Distribute, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st Degree.

While being booked into the DeKalb County Detention Center, Corrections Officers discovered a large bag of suspected cocaine in the possession of Smith. He received an additional charge of Promoting Prison Contraband 2nd Degree.

On Thursday (May 14, 2020) an Interdiction Agent conducted a traffic stop around 6:30 pm on County Road 27 (near Sylvania). A K-9 was utilized, and after a search of the vehicle, Synthetic Marijuana was located. The driver, Roger Lynch (26 of Scottsboro) was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

In the early morning hours on Friday (May 15, 2020) an Interdiction Agent conducted a traffic stop at the Traveler’s Inn in Collinsville. During a search, synthetic marijuana was located on the driver’s person. Craig Maddox (19 of Collinsville) was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the arrests: “This is an outstanding job by our Narcotics and Interdiction Team, along with our partner law enforcement agencies. We are especially thankful to get a dangerous substance like crack cocaine off of the streets.”

“These individuals seemed to be in the business of selling this dangerous drug, and someone that would peddle this poison certainly does not need to have a handgun,” he said.

“God Bless!” Concluded Sheriff Welden.

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