Drug charge levied
Posted: Monday, August 30, 2010 1:41 pm
The Messenger, August 30, 2010
Drug-related charges were placed against a Fulton man following a traffic stop Saturday night in Martin.
Rodney C. Williams, 28, of 715 Walnut St., Fulton, was charged with possession of marijuana with intent, driving on a revoked, suspended or canceled driver’s license and unlawful drug paraphernalia during his arrest at 10:38 p.m., according to a Martin Police Department report.
The arrest came after a police officer observed an older model vehicle traveling north on Lindell Street with a headlight violation and made a traffic stop on Railroad Avenue. In addition, the tag displayed on the vehicle did not match the vehicle.
According to the report, when the officer approached the vehicle, he observed the driver — identified as Williams — allegedly sticking something in his shoe. When the officer asked the driver for his license, Williams handed him a Tennessee identification card and indicated he did not have a driver’s license. A check indicated his license was revoked for failure to satisfy a citation in Obion County on Jan. 13, 2010.
While speaking to Williams, the officer observed a plastic bag sticking out of one of Williams’ shoes. When the officer inquired about the item, Williams allegedly indicated it was “a little bag of weed,” according to the report. The officer retrieved a small plastic bag with a green plant material believed to be marijuana from Williams’ shoe.
Following Williams’ arrest, the officer searched the vehicle. He also found in the trunk a white plastic bag with two clear plastic bags containing a green plant material believed to be marijuana and a set of digital scales. The contraband was weighed at the police station, with the total weight being about 52 grams.