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Three arrested for drug-related charges in traffic stops

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Two traffic stops in Dekalb County, AL ended with three people being arrested on drug-related charges, according to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.

On December 28th, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency made a traffic stop at mile marker 205 on Interstate 59 when the driver seemed to be driving under the influence. 

The DeKalb County K-9 unit was called in to search the vehicle and found an unknown substance. 

Yerai Sanchez Oliveras, 35 of Cartersville, Georgia stated that the substance was called Kratom, a newly-rated illegal drug that was outlawed this past year. 

The DeKalb County Drug and Major Crimes Unit was called and when they arrived the confirmed that the substance was Kratom. 

Oliveras was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and DUI. 

Later on the same day, DeKalb County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit did a traffic stop on County Road 391 in the Geraldine area. 

Deputies asked the driver and passenger to step out of the vehicle, when the passenger Scotty Potter, 34 of Crossville stepped out of the vehicle a plastic baggie fell out. 

They searched the vehicle and found approximately 15 grams methamphetamine ICE, a syringe and other illegal prescription pills. Nicholas Childress, 33 of the Whitten area and Scotty Lee Potter were arrested. 

The DeKalb County Drug and Major Crimes Unit was notified and both men were charged with Distribution of Controlled Substance, Illegal Possession of Prescription Drugs, and Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance.

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