At least a dozen people were arrested on drug charges last week in Jackson and DeKalb counties in Alabama, according to a release from the DeKalb County Sheriff's office.
Six people were arrested in a multi-agency raid early Thursday morning in Jackson County on County Road 814 near Flat Rock. Approximately 35 grams of methamphetamine, 2 grams of cocaine, 5 grams of marijuana, a sawed-off shotgun, rifles and pistols were found in the home. Mark Summerford, 56 of Flat Rock; Barbara G Stephens, 63 of Flat Rock; Billy Walker, 54 of Flat Rock; Connie Summerford, 52 of Flat Rock; and Steve Holland, 63 of Higdon, were all arrested on a slew of charges.
The DeKalb County Special Response Team and Drug Task Force; Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Region F Task Force; Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, and Firearms; Henagar Police Department; Alabama Bureau of Investigations; and the State Fire Marshall took part in the raid.
"One of the main goals of our office is to make it hard to buy, sell, and use illegal drugs in this county. We're proud to work with our state, federal, and neighboring agencies to achieve this goal," according to a statement from DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the arrests.
On Wednesday the DeKalb County Drug Task Force found 10-11 grams of methamphetamine, assorted drug paraphernalia and illegally-owned guns in a raid near the Georgia state line on Highway 75. Sabra Long, 55 of Higdon; Kimberly Pangel, 45 of Mentone; James Gilreath, 30 of Henagar and Billy Fairbairn, 36 of Pisgah were all arrested and charged with distribution of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.
Earlier in the day, deputies found synthetic marijuana in the possession of Joshua Jones, 28 of Fort Payne, according to the release. He was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Brian Hollingsworth, 45 or Boaz, was arrested following a traffic stop Wednesday. Hollingsworth allegedly threw a meth pipe out the window as deputies tried to pull him over, according to the release. Methamphetamine was also allegedly found in the vehicle. Hollingsworth was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with physical evidence.
A traffic stop yielded an arrest at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday on I-59 South near mile marker 217.
A gram of methamphetamine, 30 grams of marijuana and digital scales were found in the possession of Jonathan DeWolfe, 18 of Rainsville, according to the release. He was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana in the first degree and possession of drug paraphernalia.