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JIMMY HARRIS  ( read )
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06/20/2017

Traffic Stops Leads to Drug Arrest for 2 individuals

MEDIA RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release                                                                                   June 20, 2017

 

                                        Traffic Stops Leads to Drug Arrest for 2 individuals

 

Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:

 

            Two separate traffic stops leads to two individuals arrest for drugs.

           

            On June 16th K-9 Deputy Akins conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle between Highway 68 and County Road 370 in Crossville. While Deputy Akins was talking to the driver James Edward Hester, 49 of Albertville, he appeared to be under the influence of a substance. The Deputy asked Hester if he had anything illegal on him or in the vehicle. Hester was found to have a container with methamphetamine inside, on his person. At that time the DeKalb County Drug and Major Crimes Unit was called. Hester was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

            On June 17th a Crossville Police Officer called the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and advised them that they had Nickey McNew, 45 of Crossville, whom we had been looking for on an Alabama Department of Corrections warrant. The Crossville Police Officer conducted a traffic stop on McNew on Highway 68 and Graves Street in Crossville. A silver object with meth inside and three syringes was found inside McNews vehicle. McNew was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and is being held for Alabama Department of Corrections for their warrant.

            Sheriff Harris says “the County Deputies and Police Officers continue to work day and night to rid this County of drugs and the use of drugs.”

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James Edward Hester

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 Nickey Allen McNew

           

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