A 70-year-old man was among 17 people arrested in North Alabama recently on a variety of drug charges. Investigators say they found Ray Blalock (pictured)
with more than 100 marijuana plants. He is charged with Trafficking in Marijuana and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Law enforcement officers have made numerous other recent drug arrests in DeKalb County, Ala., including:
-- Jeff Spurgin, 42, Henagar - charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana
-- On July 11 jail personnel said they discovered drugs in the detention center and notified Drug Task Force agents. Following an investigation they charged Amy Gaul, 37, of Sylvania, Tonya Brewster, 37, of Leesburg, Sonya Wade, 37, of Bryant, Cindy Bates, 53, of Collinsville and Tina Hodge, 45, of Fort Payne. They are charged with Promoting Prison Contraband, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
-- On July 7 Drug Task Force agents executed a search warrant in Fort Payne and arrested Bobby Ray Jackson, 42, of Fort Payne and Tina Hodge, 45, of Fort Payne. Jackson and Hodge are charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine and other charges.
-- They also arrested Joshua Smith, 37, of Fort Payne and Penny Glasscox, 42, of Fort Payne and charged them with conspiracy to commit a drug crime. Nick Johnson, 24, of Valley Head, Judy Doss, 51, of Fort Payne, and Jessica Marie Hearn, 23, of Fort Payne are charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia after meth was discovered at the residence.
-- On July 14 deputies arrested Thomas Harris, 19, of Crossville, Dakota Gore, 18, of Fyffe, and John Adams, 40, of Fort Payne after they say traffic stops turned up drugs.
-- On July 2 Crossville Police initiated a traffic stop that also led to drug charges against Arthur A. Davis, 47, of Horton was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawful Possession of Prohibited Beverage, and Trafficking illegal Drugs after he was found to be in possession of a pound of cocaine.CLICK HERE
to all the suspects' mug shots on Facebook.