Message From The Sheriff
MESSAGE FROM SHERIFF
JIMMY HARRIS  ( read )
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04/11/2017

Busy Weekend – Several Arrested for Drugs

MEDIA RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release                                                                                  April 11, 2017

              Busy Weekend – Several Arrested for Drugs

 

Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:

 

            Over the weekend several individuals were arrested on various drug charges.

 

            On April 9th Deputies pulled over a vehicle on Highway 35 in Rainsville for a traffic violation. Deputies observed a strong marijuana smell coming from the vehicle driven by Darius Trevon Cottrell, 19 of Fort Payne. With a search of the vehicle marijuana was found in the driver seat and on Cottrell’s person. Cottrell was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd and tampering with Physical Evidence.

On April 10th a Deputy and a Crossville Police Officer witnessed a vehicle going at a high rate of speed on County Road 24. When the Deputy and Police Officer attempted to pull the vehicle over, the vehicle turned on County Road 8, hitting a mailbox and ran a stop sign before running off into a ditch and flipping the vehicle on County Road 456. Once the vehicle came to a rest, George Victor Morton, 35 of Albertville jumped out of the vehicle and took off on foot. After a short foot chase Morton was arrested and charged with Attempting to Elude, Criminal Mischief 3rd and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

            On same day but separate incident, Deputies pulled over a vehicle for speeding. Once stopped Deputies asked Dylan Nathaniel Essex, 19 of Fort Payne to step out of the vehicle, Deputies then found marijuana and a marijuana pipe on his person. As a result Essex was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd.

            Another incident, the DeKalb County Drug and Major Crimes Unit pulled over a vehicle for speeding on the I-59. When approaching the vehicle the Agent could smell a strong odor coming from the vehicle. The driver Corvis Ambers, 31 of Birmingham was asked to step out of the vehicle. After a search of the vehicle, marijuana, prescription drugs and a gun was found. Ambers was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

            Also on April 10th, 3 individuals DeWayne Levon Childrey, 23 of Stone Mountain GA, Shala D. Gillespie, 36 of Philadelphia, PA, and Courtney Dwayne Ayers, 36 of Decaur, GA were stopped at a driver’s license check point. When Deputies and Officers assessed the vehicle they noticed a strong smell. The K-9 Deputy got K-9 Yogi to do an open air sniff of the vehicle, K-9 Yogi indicated that there were drugs inside the vehicle. The vehicle was searched and marijuana was found. All three individuals were arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

           

            Early this morning a vehicle pulled up to a Deputy on County Road 169 and County Road 812 in Higdon. While the Deputy was speaking to the individuals it came back that the passenger Joseph Ryan West, 30 of Higdon had warrants on him in DeKalb County, Jackson County and Ider Police Department, at which time West was detained. The Deputy asked the driver Joey Lynn Williams, 50 of Flat Rock, to step out of the vehicle and was found with marijuana on his person. During a search of the vehicle a hand gun was found under the front seat of the vehicle and neither West nor Williams obtained a pistol permit. Both West and Williams were arrested. West was charged with Carrying Concealed Weapon and warrants of Failure to Appear. Williams was charged with Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd, and Carrying Concealed Weapon.

            Sheriff Harris says “As our Deputies and Police Officers continue to work together with the help of our K-9’s, we will continue to make arrest, have convictions and be successful on our fight against drugs.”

 

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Darius Trevon Cottrell

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George Victor Morton

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 Dylan Nathaniel Essex

 

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DeWayne Levon Childrey

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Shala D. Gillespie

 

 Courney DeWayne Ayers.jpg

Courney DeWayne Ayers

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Joseph Ryan West

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Joey Lynn Williams

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Corvis Ambers

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Ambers arrest

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Ambers arrest

 

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