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DeKalb Co. deputies make 17 drug arrests

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Bobby Ray Jackson, 42, of Fort Payne (Source: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office) Bobby Ray Jackson, 42, of Fort Payne (Source: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office)
DEKALB COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

Sheriff Jimmy Harris reported the arrest of several subjects on a variety of drug charges.

Drug Task Force agents executed a search warrant in Fort Payne and arrested Bobby Ray Jackson, 42, of Fort Payne and Tina Hodge, 45, of Fort Payne:

  • Jackson and Hodge - trafficking and methamphetamine after agents found an ounce of meth during the search warrant.
  •  Jackson - five counts of unlawful distribution of controlled substance and Hodge was charged with one count of unlawful distribution of controlled substance 
Agents executed a second search at another residence in Fort Payne and arrested five individuals for drug charges:
  • Joshua Smith, 37, of Fort Payne and Penny Glasscox, 42, of Fort Payne - conspiracy to commit a drug crime 
  • Nick Johnson, 24, of Valley Head, Judy Doss, 51, of Fort Payne and Jessica Marie Hearn, 23, of Fort Payne - unlawful possession of controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia after meth was discovered at the home
Drug agents working with the Marijuana Eradication Task Force made arrests on July 10:

  • Roy Blalock, 70, of Henagar - trafficking in marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia after 100 plants were discovered
  • Jeff Spurgin, 42, of Henagar - unlawful possession of marijuana after 30 plants were found
Task Force agents found and destroyed over 300 plants valued at $600,000 in this first round of the statewide Marijuana Eradication Project.Arrests were made on July 11 after a drug discovery in the detention center:

  • Amy Gaul, 37, of Sylvania, Tonya Brewster, 37, of Leesburg, Sony Wayde, 37, of Bryant, Cindy Bates, 53, of Collinsville and Tina Hodge, 45, of Fort Payne - promotion prison contraband, unlawful possession of controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia
On July 14 deputies arrested:

  • Thomas Harris, 19, of Crossville - DUI, minor consuming alcohol, unlawful possession of controlled substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia 
  • Dakota Gore, 18, of Fyffe - unlawful possession of controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia 
  • John Adams, 40, of Fort Payne - unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of marijuana 
On July 2 Crossville Police initiated a traffic stop that led to drug charges:

  • Arthur A. Davis, 47, of Horton - unlawful possession of controlled substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of prohibited beverage and trafficking illegal drugs after he was found to be in possession of a pound of cocaine

Harris said these cases are the result of officers using good judgment and their training to get drugs off the street. The staff found the drugs quickly and put a stop to it. Those ladies all have additional felony charges now because of their actions.

The deputies and Drug Task Force Agents continue to work with the city officers all over DeKalb County to fight these battles, according to Harris.

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