Charged with Distribution of Controlled Substance in Dekalb County

Drug agents and deputies from DeKalb County, Etowah County, Marshall County and agents from the FBI Safe Task Force make a major drug bust. Three individuals were arrested after a search warrant was executed on County Road 389 near Crossville. Rodrigo Padilla, Jesus Peralta, and Maria Martinez were charged with Distribution of Controlled Substance. Padilla was also charged with trafficking methamphetamine, unlawful possession of controlled substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, and unlawful possession of marijuana 2nd. Task force agents were able to purchase more than an ounce of high quality methamphetamine from individuals at the residence. As a result of the search warrant, agents seized over 400 grams of methamphetamine, 4 firearms, $1000.00 in cash, marijuana, and 3 vehicles. All three individuals were taken to DeKalb County Detention Center where Immigration and Federal charges are expected.


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