- Associated Press - Friday, January 1, 2016

CROSSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say law enforcement officers doing a child welfare check discovered illegal drugs and guns at a northeast Alabama home.

DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris tells Al.com (https://bit.ly/1OxrR0d ) that officers knocking on the front door saw through a window that a marijuana plant was growing in the house. They secured the house and got a search warrant.

Harris says officers found 13 marijuana plants with a street value of $26,000. He said they also found drug paraphernalia and guns with altered serial numbers.

Edward Joseph Sawicki of Albertville was arrested and remained in the DeKalb County jail Friday. It was not immediately clear whether he had a lawyer who could comment on the various charges he faces.

The Department of Human Resources removed two children from the home.


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