published Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Six arrested in DeKalb County, Ala., on drug charges

In two separate incidents, six people were arrested Monday on drug charges in DeKalb County, Ala., authorities said.

In the first, Mary Hopkins Dumas, 44, of Centre, and Billy Matthew Tucker, 33, of Collinsville, each were charged with unlawful possession of controlled substances and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, said Stanna Guice, spokeswoman for the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, in a news release. They were taken to the DeKalb County Detention Center and issued bonds of $3,000 each, she said, and Tucker bonded out while Dumas remains in jail on a hold from Calhoun County, Ala.

The pair were arrested during a traffic stop when a deputy noticed methamphetamine-making items in the car. A small amount of chemicals used to make meth were found, Guice said, as were some methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

In the second incident, Drug Task Force agents were investigating reports of meth making and sales in the Kilpatrick area at a home off County Road 433, Guice said.

Peggy Nicole Taylor, 27 of Albertville, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, while Adrian Gerald Saylor, 21, of Albertville,; Tyler Scott, 22, of Crossville, and Edward Holmes Dover, 29, of Crossville, were each charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, Guice said..

Dover was out on bond for previous drug charges and that bond was revoked, she said, while Saylor, also out on bond for previous charges, was denied bond pending a hearing on failure to comply with the conditions of his original bond.

Taylor and Scott are still in jail, she said.

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