Three arrested after welfare check on a child
July 10, 2017 Share

Three arrested after welfare check on a child

PHOTO: Lisa Cranford, 59 0f Geraldine, Charles Jacob Cranford, 22 of Dawson, and Destiny Hope Banks, 20 of Geraldine were arrested after deputies conducted a welfare check on a child, and found two pounds of marijuana. (DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office)

By Staff Reports

FORT PAYNE, Ala. — On Saturday July 8th the DeKalb County sheriff’s Office received a call to go do a welfare check of a child, due to possible drug activity at a residence. When Deputies and Geraldine Police Officers arrived at the door of the residence they detected a strong odor of Marijuana.

Once inside the residence Deputies and Officers found a small amount of marijuana, at which time the DeKalb County Drug Task Force was contacted and a search warrant was issued for the residence. DHR was also called to the scene due to children being present. As a result of the search two pounds of Marijuana, several guns and a large amount of cash was found inside the residence.

As a result Lisa Cranford, 59 of Geraldine was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Charles Jacob Cranford, 22 of Dawson was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Chemical Endangerment of Exposing a Child; and Destiny Hope Banks, 20 of Geraldine was also arrested and charged with Chemical Endangerment of Exposing a Child.

DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris said, “The Deputies, DeKalb County Drug Task Force and Geraldine Officers did a great job on noticing the strong odor. We are glad to get those children out of a situation like this.”

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