Photo Gallery | Intel operation leads to 8 arrests
A special operation in DeKalb County led to the various arrest of eight people Thursday.
Deputies said the people arrested were connected with a series of theft, burglary and drug related activities in the community.
Officials arrested Don Lemley and Meri Hearn after a short police chase near Geraldine. Lemley was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Hearn was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Johnnie Upton was arrested after deputies said he threw a bag of containing a drug pipe and paraphernalia out his car window.
Damon Clements was arrested after he tried to flee from deputies serving a warrant. He was charged with failure to comply and resisting arrest.
Jeffery Gibbs was arrested on a failure to comply warrant and receiving a controlled substance.
Sandy Tims was arrested on County Road 351 for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia charges.
Deputies arrested a man at a home in Albertville when they went to serve a warrant. Officials said Mark Desinger had several items used to produce meth as well as finished product. He was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Jerry Lee “Pete” West was arrested in Ider on charges of unlawful manufacturing of controlled substance, unlawful possession of controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
Sheriff Jimmy Harris said the series of arrests were the direct result of an operation to gain Intel on subjects who were stealing and trafficking in drug merchandise.