Drug bust leads to five arrests in DeKalb County

Rachel Dawn Anderson, 19, of Boaz (left), Deana Lynn Herring, 25, of Boaz (right).

A complaint from a concerned citizen led to the arrest of five people in DeKalb County last week after they were found in possession of a small meth lab.

Sheriff Jimmy Harris said deputies were notified of children possibly living in a home with possible illegal drugs on County Road 15 on December 22. Deputies arrived at the residence to investigate and were granted permission to search the home, where they proceeded to find four syringes loaded with what appeared to be methamphetamines. Deputies did not find children present at the location.

The Drug Task Force was called to the scene and found one pot meth lab in a closet with a small amount of finished product.

Following the discovery, five people were arrested and charged with Unlawful Manufacturing of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

"Although there were no children at the residence when this took place I hate to know that children may have even been at the residence." Sheriff Harris said. "I would like to thank the citizens of the community for their concerns and calling things like this into the Sheriff's Office. It's because of these calls that we can be successful in making these arrests."

The five arrested were Timothy Dell Buckelew, 45, of Horton, Brandon Wayne Wilemon, 30, of Boaz, Rachel Dawn Anderson, 19, of Boaz, Deana Lynn Herring, 25, of Boaz and James Grant Hathcock, 34 of Boaz. They were all taken to DeKalb County Detention Center.