More than a dozen people have been arrested this week after another saturation by the sheriff’s office.

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said a saturation conducted on Sand Mountain on Thursday resulted in 13 arrests that hold charges related to drug possession, outstanding warrants and attempting to elude.

The county deputies and officers worked in coordination with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, DeKalb County Drug Task Force, Jackson County Drug Task Force, Alabama Department of Public Safety, Sylvania Police Department, Powell Police Department, and Henagar Police Department. The saturation this week targeted the Sylvania and Powell areas, Welden said.

“We conducted another successful saturation operation last night in the Sylvania/Powell area,” Welden said on Friday. “We’re going to continue to these at random times and different locations within the county.”

There were two incidents Thursday involving subjects attempting to run from deputies and those involved were captured.

Barry Blake, 50, of Henagar, and Vicki Williams, 50, of Henagar, were arrested after Blake fled on foot during a traffic stop on County Road 576 near Buttram’s Crossroads. Blake was later located with assistance from the Sylvania Fire Department and is currently facing eight charges.

Jesse Buttram, 21, of Dutton, also led deputies on a chase beginning near Northeast Alabama Community College and ending near the Powell Crossing.

Buttram received 11 charges. The two other occupants of the vehicle, Corey Fowler, 23, of Section, and Patrick Lee, 23, of Section, also received several charges.

“We hope to make this county feel like a safe place for our law-abiding citizens, and not feel like a safe place for criminals,” Welden said. “I’d like to commend our deputies and Drug Task Force Agents for participating in this. I’d also like to thank all the other agencies who came out to help. Also, a big thank you to the Sylvania Fire Department for coming out and assisting us to find a subject who fled on foot. Their firefighters were essential in apprehending the suspect. As always, God bless.”

The following were arrested and charged in Thursday night’s saturation:

Paul Dunn, 50, of Pisgah

• Unlawful Possession of Prohibited Beverage

Tonia Phillips, 45, of Pisgah

• DUI (Controlled Substances)

Bradley Presley, 40, of Section

• Drug Paraphernalia

• Possession of Marijuana, 2nd

• Unlawful Possession of Prohibited Beverage

Jarvis Chandler, 24, of Fyffe

• Possession of Marijuana 2nd

• Drug Paraphernalia

Clinton Dalton, 59, of Langston

• Possession of Marijuana, 1st

• Drug Paraphernalia

Steven Ray, 37, of Fort Payne

• Possession of Controlled Substance

• Drug Paraphernalia

• Attempting to Elude

• Tampering with Physical Evidence

Charles Langley, 43, of Henagar

• Outstanding Warrant for Failure to Pay

Jesse Buttram, 21, of Dutton

• Assault, 3rd

• Reckless Endangerment (2x)

• Criminal Mischief, 2nd

• Unlawful Possession of Prohibited Beverage

• Possession of Controlled Substance

• Drug Paraphernalia

• Attempt to Elude

• DUI (Controlled Substances)

• Resisting Arrest

• Criminal Littering

Corey Fowler, 23, of Section

• Drug Paraphernalia

• Unlawful Possession of Prohibited Beverage

• Resisting Arrest

• Criminal Littering

Patrick Lee, 23, of Section

• Drug Paraphernalia

• Unlawful Possession of Prohibited Beverage

• Resisting Arrest

• Criminal Littering

Barry Blake, 50, of Henagar

• Drug Paraphernalia (x2)

• Possession of Controlled Substance (x2)

• Resisting Arrest (x2)

• Attempting to Elude (x2)

Vicki Williams, 50, of Henagar

• Reckless Endangerment (x4)

• Possession of Controlled Substance (x2)

• Resisting Arrest

• Attempting to Elude

• Drug Paraphernalia

Deanna Fraley, 47, of Valley Head

• Drug Paraphernalia

• Possession of Controlled Substance

Brittany Owens, 29, of Sylvania

• Arrested for an Outstanding Warrant for the Attalla Police Department

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