Between Dec. 29 and Dec. 31, one of the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office K-9 deputies conducted traffic stops resulting in the arrest of seven individuals on drug charges.
During a traffic stop on Ivey Road in Rainsville on Dec. 29, the deputy observed the passenger of this vehicle to be in a nervous state. During a search, the passenger, Lamar Daniel Bryant, 57, of Crossville, was found to possess a black box that contained methamphetamine. Bryant was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of controlled substance.
At another traffic stop on Dec. 30 on County Road 38 in Fyffe, the K-9 Deputy got K-9 Yogi to do an open-air sniff on the vehicle. Yogi alerted on the vehicle and a search was conducted, resulting in the discovery of a glass pipe and a red glass smoking bong. All three individuals in the vehicle, Andrew Lee Gonzales, 19, of Section, Jonathan Tyler Evans, 31, of Rainsville, and Hollie Nicole Reneau, 33, of Fort Payne, were arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
On Dec. 31, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a dark-colored vehicle with two males and a female pulling into driveways of residences and knocking on doors. After deputies found the three individuals and talked to them, a search of the vehicle was conducted and a bag with scales, a small bag of meth and syringes were found. All three individuals, Thomas Bernard James, 29, of Scottsboro, James Kyle Hairston, 29, of Dawson, and Laura Ann Wheeler, 48, of Scottsboro, were arrested and charged with possession of controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Chief Deputy Edmondson commented: “The deputies did a great job on these traffic stops. Thanks to the concerned citizens that called in about the individuals that was going around knocking on doors. Any time something looks or sound suspicious please call our office so we can check it out.”