Drug busts across Dekalb County net meth bounty

DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris shows guns seized in the arrest of John William Goodale, 39 of Henagar, Ala.,

Police caught eight alleged drug offenders across DeKalb County on Thursday in locales ranging from the woods to the car wash.

* They found Mary Elizabeth Pence, 27, of Henagar, walking in the woods behind a house on Wooten Lane after officers had received tips about drug use at the house. They searched Pence's purse and found marijuana, according to a news release.

Police charged Pence with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of marijuana.

* Police found Bradley Dan Blackwell, 40, of Fyffe, at his home after receiving a tip to check out the home on County Road 342 in Tenbroeck.

Blackwell admitted that he had recently smoked marijuana, according to police, and a subsequent search uncovered methamphetamine.

Police arrested Blackwell and charged him with unlawful possession of controlled substances and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.