Agents with the DeKalb County Drug Task Force, along with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and the Fort Payne Police Department, went to a residence located at 1107 Sherwood Drive NE in Fort Payne after concerned citizens reported suspicious drug activity Tuesday.

According to DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden, while at the residence, a search warrant was obtained. Welden said during the search, approximately one pound of marijuana was seized along with 14 THC vape pen cartridges, digital scales, and other assorted paraphernalia, as well as one firearm.

Welden said Robbie Ensley Dupree, 43, of Fort Payne, Cody Michael Teat, 25, of Rainsville, Kyle Kevin Coots, 31, of Fort Payne, and Carmen Michelle Ross, 48, of Valley Head were all charged with Possession of Marijuana 1st Degree and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Welden said Dupree was also charged with an additional charge of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance for prescription medication.

“We greatly appreciate the tips we get from the public, and we’re working hard in pursuing these tips,” he said. “It’s definitely a way we can work together as concerned citizens for safer communities.

“I’d like to also thank the Fort Payne Police Department for their assistance in this case. God Bless.”

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