Daycare owner Leslie Bright arrested for meth

CROSSVILLE, Ala. (WDEF) – Alabama daycare owner Leslie Bright gets arrested for drug charges.

The DeKalb County Drug and Major Crimes Unit, DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and Crossville Police Department made the bust after receiving anonymous tips.

Agents and officers spoke with the owner of Bright Beginnings Daycare.

DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris said 40-year-old Leslie Bright of Crossville cooperated with agents giving them consent to search her vehicles and belongings.

Law Enforcement officers discovered methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia inside the daycare during the search.

Officers then notified Alabama Department of Human Resources Child Daycare workers.

Bright was arrested and charged with two counts of unlawful possession of controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

She’s being held at the DeKalb County Detention Center awaiting bond.

Sheriff Harris said, “Our Task Force is doing a great job. They work hard investigating tips from concerned citizens. I encourage the citizens to continue to be watchful of their communities and to report any suspicious activity by calling our office or via our website.”

DeKalb County, AL was established January 9, 1836 from land that was ceded to the Federal Government by the Cherokee Nation. It was named for Major General Baron Johann DeKalb, a hero of the American Revolution.

The county is located in the northeast corner of the state and is bordered on the north by Jackson County, on the west by Marshall County, on the south by Etowah and Cherokee Counties, and on the east by the state of Georgia. It currently encompasses 778 square miles with a population of approximate 72,000. The county seat is Fort Payne, which came about in 1878.

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