July 15, 2016
Southern Torch (3801 articles)

ATF, DEA execute major drug bust in Sylvania


Chester L Buttram

Chester L. Buttram

Eric Shane Freeman

Eric Shane Freeman

SYLVANIA, Ala.—On Friday July 15 the DeKalb County Drug and Major Crimes Task Force, Sylvania Police Department, ATF and DEA went to a residence on County Road 407 in Sylvania to execute a search warrant that resulted in a major drug bust at the residence of Eric Shane Freeman of Sylvania.

The search revealed marijuana growing at the home and also found drug paraphernalia and Methamphetamine in the home.

Freeman, 46 of Sylvania was arrested and charged with trafficking in any illegal drug, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and persons forbidden to possess a firearm.

Chester L. Buttram, 43 of Sylvania was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department reported that the arrests is the result of an ongoing investigation and the Drug Task Force has been following up on leads for several months now, making these arrest possible.

Southern Torch

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