Traffic stop leads to drug bust in DeKalb County

DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. (WDEF) – A traffic stop leads to a drug bust in DeKalb County.

It started when deputies stopped a vehicle Tuesday on County Road 602 and 603.

With consent to search the vehicle Deputies found Meth, around $2000, Drug Paraphernalia, Marijuana and a gun.

At that time the DeKalb County Drug and Major Crimes Task Force was called to the scene.

Both passengers of the vehicle were arrested in the drug bust.

They are Billy H. Seabolt, 56 of Pisgah and Hanna Daniel Pell, 21 of Fort Payne.

Seabolt was charged with Trafficking in Any Illegal Drug, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Persons forbidden to possess a Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd and Pell was charged with Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Seabolt has been under investigation with the DeKalb County Drug and Major Crimes Task Force for some time and more charges are pending. This is still an ongoing investigation.

Sheriff Jimmy Harris says “the Deputies and other Police Officers in the County are doing a good job being observation of these drug situations. We continue to train and encourage our deputies to fight the drug problem in our County every day.”

The Drug Task Force is comprised of members from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, Fort Payne Police Department, and District Attorney’s Office. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office currently has 2 full time agents and 4 part-time agents assigned to the Drug Task Force. These officers average over 450 cases per year involving drugs. They also assist on major crime investigations when needed.

Categories: Crime, DeKalb County, Local News

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