Three people have been arrested on drug charges following the execution of a search warrant on County Road 389 near Crossville.
Drug agents from DeKalb, Etowah and Marshall County as well as deputies from all three counties and agents from the FBI Safe Streets Task Force served the warrant after an extensive undercover operation.
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.
28-year old Rodrigo Padilla was charged with 2 counts of Distribution of Controlled Substance, Trafficking Methamphetamine, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd.
38-year old Jesus Bravo Peralta and 40-year old Maria Martinez were charged with Distribution of Controlled Substance.
There were children present in the home and they were taken by DHR workers for safe placement.
All three individuals were taken to DeKalb County Detention Center where Immigration and Federal charges are expected.
Dekalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris (pictured above with items seized from the home) states “We are glad to get this case to the arrest point. We are working with all surrounding Drug units and Federal agencies to make more cases and get a handle on the increase in imported meth and marijuana. We are making progress but we know there is much left to do. Using all our local resources and those of our Federal partners we can make a difference. This was a major player in our county and we hope to have more in custody soon.”