Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

Published 12:00 am Sunday, February 19, 2006

Staff Report

A routine traffic stop Thursday night led to a drug bust by the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department, an official said.

Deputy Eanerst Donaldson stopped a vehicle in Selmont, and discovered Lowndes County had a warrant for the driver on drug charges, according to Assistant Chief Deputy Wayne Odom.

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Eugene Williams, 24, of Hayneville was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute, Odom said.

“He had more than 20 grams of cocaine,” he said, adding that Williams also had cash and scales.

Williams is being held in the Dallas County Jail and officials have requested a probation hold. The suspect had “just been put on probation in Dallas County for unlawful possession last week,” Odom said.

A hearing will be held in circuit court next week on the probation violation.