For Immediate Release March 1, 2017
Traffic Stops Leads to Three Arrest
Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:
On February 28th the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office made several drug arrest from traffic stops.
DeKalb County Deputies set up a driver’s license check point on County Road 44 and County Road 50, as a result Charles Scott Steakley, 24 of Brookwood, Alabama was asked to pull over for not having a driver’s license, K-9 Yogi and Deputy conducted an open air sniff of the vehicle and K-9 Yogi indicated drugs were in the vehicle. As a result of the search deputies found two small baggies with a white crystal substance that filed tested positive for meth, and a glass pipe, at which time the DeKalb County Drug and Major Crimes Unit was called to the scene. Steakley was arrested and charged with two counts of Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. After Steakley was transported to the DeKalb County Detention Center he was found to have meth on his person. Steakley was then charges of Promote Prison Contraband 2nd in addition to the other charges.
On an unrelated traffic stop on Hwy 35, Yancarlos Saldana, 23 of Albertville, the driver of the vehicle was found to have warrants from Guntersville Police Department. Saldana was detained and was found with methamphetamine on his person. While K-9 Yogi and deputy conducted an open air sniff of the vehicle, a Fort Payne Police officer came to assist, asking the passenger Arele Cordoba Alvarado, 24 of Albertville to step out of the vehicle. Alvarado was found with two glass pipes and a plastic container with a white substance inside on her person. In the meantime K-9 Yogi indicated that drugs were in the vehicle. During the search of the vehicle Deputies and Officers found several glass pipes and methamphetamine. At which time the DeKalb County Drug and Major Crimes Unit was called. Both Yancarlos and Alvarado was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Sheriff Harris says “the K-9 handler Dusty Jones and K-9 Yogi made these cases possible. The three K-9’s we have, 2 drug and 1 arson K-9, are essential on making arrest on these types of cases. The three K-9’s we have here at the Sheriff’s Office were purchased with Pistol Permit funds and no tax collected money was used. Thank you to the Fort Payne Officers for assisting with the arrest on Hwy 35.”
Charles Scott Steakley
Arele Cordoba Alvarado