PAINTER, Ala. (WHNT) - DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris says acting on a tip his deputies along with the DeKalb County Drug Task Force and Marshall County Drug Task Force agents arrested 41-year-old Marty Glen Taylor on drug charges and confiscated the largest amount of pure crystal meth seized at one location his agency has seen.
Sheriff Harris says in the multiple county effort, agents and deputies went to a home on County Road 482 in the Painter community Monday on a search warrant. Investigators say inside the home they found five pounds of ice methamphetamine with a street value worth $205,500 along with weapons and more than $8,000. They also seized two long guns, one pistol, surveillance equipment, and a vehicle from the home. Sheriff Harris says no one but Taylor was there.
Deputies arrested Taylor at the home. He is charged with trafficking in illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia.
Sheriff Harris says this is the largest amount of pure crystal meth seized at one location his agency has seen. "We don't know where it is going but it is coming from Mexico," Harris says, "This would affect a lot of people in DeKalb County."
This is just the latest arrest in a string of crackdowns on illegal drug use in DeKalb County. “So far this month the DeKalb County Drug Task Force has made five trafficking cases with a net worth of $12,000, seized approximately seven pounds of Ice methamphetamine with a street value of $317,800 and have recovered several stolen items. Our Task Force is doing an outstanding job not only in our County but working with other Counties and Agencies as well. This is why it has been made possible for them to seize this much Ice Methamphetamine. Thanks to the Marshall County Drug Task Force for the help in making this case possible,” Harris said in a statement.