DEKALB COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - Sheriff Jimmy Harris reported the arrest of three individuals after a executing a search warrant on County Road 389 near Crossville.
Drug agents from DeKalb, Etowah, and Marshall County, deputies from those counties, and agents from the FBI Safe Streets Task Force served the warrant after an extensive undercover operation. Agents reported being able to purchase more than an ounce of high quality meth from the individuals at the residence.
Agents allegedly seized over 400 grams of methamphetamine, four firearms, $1,000 in cash, marijuana, and three vehicles.
Rodrigo Padilla was arrested and charged with two counts of Distribution of Controlled Substance, Trafficking Methamphetamine, and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 22nd. Jesus Bravo Peralta and Maria Martinez were charged with Distribution of Controlled Substance.
The agents also reported children being present in the home and were taken by DHR workers for safe placement. All three individuals were taken to DeKalb County Detention Center.
Harris stated, "We are glad to get this case to the arrest point. We are working with all surrounding Drug units and Federal agencies to make more cases and get a handle on the increase in imported meth and marijuana. We are making progress but we know there is much left to do. Using all our local resources and those of our Federal partners we can make a difference. This was a major player in our county and we hope to have more in custody soon."
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