30 Grams of Meth Discovered During Search

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I believe we must be proactive not reactive." – Sheriff Matt Gentry

CULLMAN – Cullman County Sheriff’s Investigators and Deputies discovered a large quantity of “ICE” while following up on an investigation involving recent burglaries and incidents of thefts along County Road 431 in the Valley Grove community.

“On Tuesday January 27, 215, Cullman County Sheriff’s Office Investigators and Deputies went to a residence located on County Road 431 to conduct a follow up investigation on information received related to recent burglary and thefts,” said Sheriff Matt Gentry. “While at the residence investigators came in contact with a Billy Inman David, Cortney Shea Myrex, Kelsie Michell Hix, Carolyn Fulton and Joshua Ray Calvert.” 

Sheriff Gentry said that while speaking to those inside the residence, Investigators were given probable cause to request a search warrant for the residence.

“After obtaining a search warrant for the residence, a search was conducted of the residence and investigators located approximately 30 grams of "ICE" methamphetamine and various drug paraphernalia. They (suspects) were arrested for Trafficking in Methamphetamine and transported to the Cullman County Detention Center,” he said.

Billy Inman David, 38, of Remlap, Al., Cortney Shea Myrex, 30, of Bremen, Kelsie Michell Hix, 20, of Logan, Al., Carolyn Fulton, 34, Fultondale, Al., and Joshua Ray Calvert, 26, of Crane Hill were all arrested and charged with Trafficking in methamphetamine. All are currently being held at the Cullman County Detention Center on a $1 million bond.

Sheriff Gentry said “it's common practice” for drug investigators to search for drugs while investigating cases of stolen property.

“In actuality it's the same people doing both. It's my goal as Sheriff to have an agency that actively pursues those who choose to break the law and victimize our citizens,” he said. “I believe we must be proactive not reactive. I want to commend the investigators and deputies for doing a great job on this case.”

Sheriff Gentry said investigators are currently searching the residence for any potentially stolen property. He said further charges could follow pending the results of the investigation.