Big DeKalb County Drug Raid Nets Meth, Pot, 20 Guns

The DeKalb County (Ala.) Sheriff's Office reported a massive, multi-agency drug raid in the Collinsville area over the weekend, netting big hauls of meth, marijuana, cash and 20 firearms. A local couple were hauled to jail and their children taken into care following the bust.

On Sunday, the DeKalb County (Ala.) Drug Task Force and Alabama Drug Enforcement Task Force, along with the Drug Enforcement Agency and the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office SRT (Special Response Team) served a search warrant on an address on County Road 22 Collinsville in the Mount Vernon area after conducting a lengthy investigation of drug activity at that address.

Agents located over three pounds of methamphetamine, three pounds of marijuana, various controlled prescription drugs, 20 firearms, drug paraphernalia and over $30,000 in cash.

Ismael Acevedo-Rodriquez, 28, and Krystal Fatima-Gallegos, 27, both of Collinsville, were arrested and charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, trafficking in marijuana, five counts of unlawful possession of controlled substance, possession of forged instrument and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Federal charges are forthcoming as well.

Three children were at the residence at the time and were turned over to the Alabama Department of Human Resources.

DeKalb Sheriff Jimmy Harris commented: “All of these agencies working together did a great job on this investigation and in making these arrests. We have a zero-tolerance drug policy and we will continue this effort in ridding drugs from this county. The children of this county are our future and they need to be protected from these types of situations. We are glad that we can call DHR for their assistance in matters like these to get those children out of an environment like this.”

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