Two Ft Payne residents have been given accommodations at the DeKalb County Detention Center after failing to elude Ft Payne Police last Friday. Police Chief Randy Bynum says that Lt. Nick Brown spotted a black Honda being driven by someone that he knew had a revoked license and as he turned his cruiser around in an effort to make contact with the vehicle the driver sped away.
Patrol Officer Dustin Veal soon managed to locate the vehicle behind a residence in the 600 block of Gault Avenue North with contact being made with 56 year old Phillip Dale Prewett, who was standing in the front yard.
According to the report Prewett said the driver ran – and officers had reasonable suspicion after speaking with Prewett that illegal drugs were present; Lt. Brown and Officer Veal then searched the suspect’s vehicle with consent from the homeowners and discovered syringes, methamphetamine, hydrocodone, oxycodone and spice residue inside.
As a result, the driver of the vehicle, 40 year old Christopher Adam Berry, was placed under arrest, along with Prewett, on charges of Distribution of a Controlled Substance, two counts of Possession of Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Berry was additionally charged with Attempting to Elude.