(Updated) CPD finds drugs in home during DHR welfare check

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Tiffany L. Anders, left; Nathan Alan Powell, right (Cullman Police Department)

UPDATED 2-14-4:50 p.m.

The Cullman Police Department has just told The Tribune that the minors were NOT in the home. They said the arresting officer was told the children were at the home, which initiated the welfare check leading to the drug arrests. Upon arrival, they now say, no children were present in the home at the time.


CULLMAN, Ala. – Early Tuesday evening, members of the Cullman Police Department (CPD) accompanied representatives of the Cullman County Department of Human Resources (DHR) on a welfare check at a Cullman home where, in the course of a search, drugs and paraphernalia were found in the household.

CPD Officer Dustin Colburn and Sgt. Joey Duncan told The Tribune the CPD responded at the request of DHR to assist in the welfare check. According to Colburn, resident Tiffany L. Anders indicated the presence of drugs in the house and gave officers consent to search. 

The officers allegedly found methamphetamine, along with drug paraphernalia and small amounts of marijuana and Xanax. During the search, they also discovered and took into custody Nathan Alan Powell, a subject with prior drug arrests in Cullman County who currently has an outstanding warrant in Arab.

Anders, 30, has been charged with unlawful possession or receipt of a controlled substance, second-degree unlawful possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Powell, 29, has been charged with unlawful possession or receipt of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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