The DeKalb County Drug Task Force, Alabama Drug Enforcement Task Force, DEA and the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office SRT Team served a search warrant at a home on County Road 22 in the Mount Vernon area following a lengthy drug investigation..
Agents found over three pounds of Methamphetamine, three pounds of Marijuana, various controlled prescription drugs, 20 firearms, and drug paraphernalia and over $30,000.00 in cash.
Ismael Acevedo-Rodriquez, 28, and Krystal Fatima-Gallegos, 27, both of Collinsville were arrested and charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Trafficking in Marijuana, 5-counts of Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Forged Instrument and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Federal charges are forthcoming as well.
Three children were at the residence at the time and were turned over to DHR.
Sheriff Jimmy Harris says, “All of these agencies working together did a great job on this investigation and in making these arrests. We have a zero tolerance drug policy and we will continue this effort in riding drugs from this County.”
“The children of this County are our future and they need to be protected from these types of situations. We are glad that we can call DHR for their assistance in matters like these and to get those children out of an environment like this,” says Harris.