Trenton man faces a federal charge of trafficking meth

FORT PAYNE, Ala. (WDEF)  — A traffic stop in northeast Alabama has landed a Trenton man in Federal custody.

The Sheriff of DeKalb County says the stop happened in November on Highway 11 near Sulphur Springs.

A DeKalb Interdiction Agent confiscated two ounces of meth, 2 ounces of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

60 year old Gordan Randall Bethune of Trenton was charged with trafficking and possession.

The Sheriff says the FBI presented the case to a Federal Grand Jury.

And they indicted Bethune on a federal charge of Trafficking Methamphertamine.

Sheriff Nick Welden says “This is another great job by our Narcotic’s Unit! While we can catch drug traffickers locally and charge them, working a federal case against them takes a lot of time and dedication.”

 “It’s important that we pursue these federal charges due to them carrying longer sentences. It helps ensure that those pushing poison onto our streets will get the punishment they deserve. We’re blessed to have agents on these task force to help ensure a good working relationship with our federal partners and make these cases!” Said Sheriff Welden.

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