Routine stop ends in two arrests

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 3, 2006

From Staff Reports

A routine traffic stop Thursday morning on U.S. Highway 80 East yielded two arrests, and police confiscated 47 bags of marijuana and a handgun.

Willie Edward Moss, 29, of 1305 Atlee St., and Rickey Lee Shanks, 31, of 2708 Eisenhower St., were taken into custody after police discovered 47 individual bags of marijuana.

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Police said Shanks, the driver of the 1980 Oldsmoble, admitted the marijuana was his. He was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and jailed on $40,000 bond. Moss was charged with carrying a concealed weapon without a permit. He was held on $500 bond.

Both men had alias warrants. Shanks had an outstanding warrant for theft of property. Moss had an outstanding warrant for a previous DUI.

Selma Police Chief Jimmy Martin said the arrests were not connected to the recent St. Phillips Street arrests.