8 Arrested, 70 Grams of Meth Seized in Raid

Eight individuals were transported to the DeKalb County Detention Center, following a raid conducted by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday.

The raid, conducted in the Blake Community, was led by the DeKalb County Narcotics Unit, Deputies, Investigators, Interdiction Agents and Sheriff’s Office Aviation Unit all arrived at the residence on County Road 515 at around 1:00pm – in order to execute a search warrant.  

During execution of that warrant, approximately 70 grams of methamphetamine was located.  Four firearms and an undisclosed amount of currency was also seized, and a number of subjects taken into custody either at the residence, or located after fleeing the area were also found to have existing warrants.

James Monroe Lee, age 48 of Rainsville was charged with Trafficking in Illegal Drugs/ Methamphetamine, the Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Resisting Arrest, and Attempting to Elude.

Cory Michael Coots, 31 of Rainsville, was charged with Possession with the Intent to Distribute/Methamphetamine and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Meanwhile Andrew Lee Gonzalez, 29, Bryan Lee Burt, 31, Andrea Nicole Liles, 27, and Bradley Shane White – all of Rainsville were charged with the Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Catherine Chyanne Wells, age 37, and Austin Taylor Wagner, 24 of Rainsville –  were both arrested on existing warrants.

A Trooper with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency also assisted in the operation.

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