Two separate traffic stops resulted in two drug arrests in DeKalb County recently.
According to DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris, last Friday (June 16th), K-9 Deputy Akins conducted a traffic stop between Highway 68 and County Road 370 in Crossville and during his conversation with the driver noticed that the man appeared to be under the influence of something.
The deputy asked the man if he had anything illegal on him or in the vehicle and the subject was found to be in possession of a container with methamphetamine inside.
The DeKalb County Drug & Major Crimes Unit was called in, with James Edward Hester, age 49 of Albertville being arrested on charges of Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
The following day, on Saturday (June 17th), a Crossville Police Office contacted the Sheriff’s Office, advising them that his department had 45 year old Nicky McNew in custody; McNew was wanted on an Alabama Department of Corrections warrant. The Crossville Officer had conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle McNew was in on Highway 68 and Graves Street, and a silver object containing meth and three syringes had been found inside the vehicle.
He was taken into custody and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; he is also being held for the Department of Corrections on their warrant.