More than 100 grams of meth seized in DeKalb County

More than 100 grams of meth seized in DeKalb County
Approximately 113 grams of methamphetamine was seized during an arrest on U.S. Highway 11 in Hammondville on April 29, 2019. (Source: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office)

DEKALB COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - There were multiple drug arrests in DeKalb County since Sunday night. One of them alone netted a seizure of more than 100 grams of methamphetamine.

On Monday night, agents with the DeKalb County Drug Task force stopped a vehicle on U.S. Highway 11 in Hammondville. Agents said they found approximately 113 grams of methamphetamine.

The driver, Eusebio Sanchez, 34, of Fort Payne, was charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and tampering with physical evidence.

Earlier Monday night, agents stopped a vehicle off County Road 27 near Fort Payne. Agents said the offenders throw a bag out of the vehicle. Approximately 5 grams of methamphetamine was reportedly found inside the bag, along with drug paraphernalia.

Sonia Posey, 46, of Rainsville, and Garry Chapman, 44, of Henagar, were arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

There was another arrest Monday morning. Deputies say at approximately 9:30 a.m., a driver led a Geraldine police officer on a chase down County Road 52. DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office deputies and the Fyffe Police Department provided backup. The chase ended near the intersection of County Roads 51 and 52 with the suspect in custody.

Authorities said they found approximately 2 grams of meth in the suspect’s vehicle.

Bobby Joe Townson, 37, of Fort Payne, was charged with reckless endangerment, second-degree criminal mischief, possession of a controlled substance, attempting to elude, resisting arrest, and driving under the influence (combined alcohol and controlled substances). Townson also received several traffic citations.

On Sunday night, a patrol sergeant and lieutenant were on a driver safety checkpoint at the intersection of County Road 44 and County Road 50 near Fyffe. Deputies say a vehicle approached the checkpoint with a strong odor marijuana emitting from vehicle. They said they found ecstasy in the vehicle.

Dominic Avery, 23, of Gadsden, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, second-degree possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

“We’re very grateful for our task force agents and deputies who worked hard to get these drugs out of our communities. 113 grams of Methamphetamine can ruin a lot of lives,” DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said in a news release. ““I also want to commend our deputies for doing the extra work and conducting a Driver Safety Checkpoint Sunday night. Checkpoints are one of many tools we have to get drug users off of our roadways and protect law abiding citizens.”

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