An Ider man was arrested on drug charges after officers with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office obtained a search warrant for a residence on County Road 788 in the Ider community.

According to DeKalb County Chief Deputy Michael Edmondson, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office had been receiving tips form concerned citizens about illegal drugs inside the residence. On Nov. 22, the DeKalb County Drug Task Force was notified, and they obtained a search warrant for the residence. Edmondson said the search yielded three different types of steroids and two weapons. Nathan Williams, 40, of Ider, was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. 

The following day, another drug-related arrest was made when deputies conducted a traffic stop at Alabama Highway 68 and County Road 1 in Collinsville. According to Edmondson, deputies could smell a strong odor coming from the vehicle when they approached. Edmondson said the driver, Jacob Thomas Dasher, 19, of Cedar Bluff, was asked to step out of the vehicle, after several times of refusing he step out of the vehicle. 

Edmondson said K-9 Yogi did an open air sniff, and alerted on the vehicle. A search of the vehicle yielded a small bag of marijuana. Dasher was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of marijuana second, resisting arrest and obstructing government operations. 

After receiving report that an infant tested positive for meth, an investigation conducted by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office resulted in the arrest of the mother of an 8-month old infant Nov. 28.

According to Edmondson, Julia Lynn Doss, 21, of Dawson, was arrested for chemical endangerment. Edmondson said the Alabama Department of Human Resources was also called, but no more information can be released at this time as the case is still under investigation. 

Edmondson said the concerned citizens are a big help when it comes to drug arrests.

 “These tips that concerned citizen’s call in helps us to get drugs off the streets,” Edmondson said. “So thank you, and keep calling in these tips in or go to our website at to report any illegal activity through our tip line.”

Edmondson also commended the DeKalb County Drug Task Force.

“The DeKalb County Drug Task Force did a great job on following up on these leads and making this arrest,” Edmondson said. “The deputies and K-9 Yogi also did a great job on being observant during the traffic stop. Some of these cases are hard to work, especially when they involve children, but we are thankful that it is our job to help get children out of these types of situations.”

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