published Friday, April 13th, 2012

Fort Payne man arrested on meth charges

A Fort Payne man was arrested last night on charges that he was operating a meth lab, authorities say.

Jeremy Ladon Nelson, 34, was charged with second-degree unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, said a news release from DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris.

Nelson remains in jail, awaiting setting of a bond, Harris said.

Late Thursday night, agents raided Nelson’s home, located on County Road 127 in the Lickskillet area and found methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and a methamphetamine lab, the sheriff said. Residents of the area had sent “numerous tips” about suspected drug activity at the home to the sheriff's office and the Lookout Mountain Drug Task Force Office, Harris said in the release

“This was another drug arrest that was a result of citizen-provided information,” Harris said. “It worked exactly the way it should when it's done right.”

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