By Staff Reports (Photos by Fort Payne Police Department)
FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to Fort Payne Police Chief Randy Bynum: On October 13, at approximately 9:15pm, officers were patrolling in the 900 block if Godfrey Avenue North. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation, as officers walked up to the car, he detected a very strong odor of marijuana. Officers spotted between the console and passenger seat, in plain sight, a bag that contained spice.
The driver of the vehicle, Misty Dawn Stiefel, 42 of Fyffe, and passenger, Wanda Jeanee Newsome, 29 of Fort Payne, were arrested. A very large amount of methamphetamine, synthetic marijuana (spice), and various items of drug paraphernalia were found inside the vehicle. Stiefel was arrested for Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Newsome was also arrested for Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Both subjects were transported to Fort Payne Police Department and processed without incident, then transferred to DeKalb County Sheriff's Office to await bond.
This was a significant drug seizure due to heads up policing by Officer Carl White.