On Sunday (May 27th) the DeKalb County Drug Task Force and Alabama Drug Enforcement Task Force working in conjunction with the DEA and the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office SRT Team served a search warrant at an address on County Road 22 in Collinsville in the Mount Vernon area.
That search was conducted following a lengthy investigation into possible drug activity that may have been taking place at that address.
During the operation agents located over three pounds of Methamphetamine, three pounds of Marijuana, various controlled prescription drugs, some 20 firearms, drug paraphernalia and over $30,000 in cash.
Ismael Acevedo-Rodriquez, 28, and Krystal Fatima-Gallegos, 27, both from Collinsville were arrested and charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Trafficking in Marijuana, five counts of Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Forged Instruments and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Federal charges are forthcoming as well.
Three children were in the home at the time and were turned over to DHR.
Sheriff Harris stated “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.”