Drug bust leads to trafficking charge

Published 10:10 pm Friday, October 1, 2010

A Brundidge area man was arrested Friday morning by local law enforcement and charged with drug trafficking crack cocaine and possession of marijuana. Also in his possession were $1,000 in cash, a 12-gauge shotgun and buckshot. Pike County Sheriff Russell Thomas said the street value of the crack cocaine was about $5,000. (Photo/Jaine Treadwell)

A drug bust early Friday netted netted about 60 grams of cocaine and landed a a Brundidge man in jail on charges of drug trafficking.

The Pike County Sheriff’s Department and the Troy Police Department were assisted by the Alabama Department of Corrections Canine unit Friday in the arrest of Dontavios Moultry, 25, Highway 231 Brundidge, on charges of drug trafficking crack cocaine and the possession of marijuana.

He was being held in the Pike County Jail on a $50,000 crack cocaine bond and a $1,000 marijuana bond.

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Sheriff Russell Thomas said Lt. Bob Williamson had obtained a search warrant for Moultry and his vehicle, a 1953 Cadillac.

“We had been watching Moultry for some time and, when his movement indicated that he was trafficking, he was stopped on U.S. Highway 231 near Troy Regional Medical Center Friday morning,” Thomas said. “Inside his vehicle, we found two ounces of crack cocaine – about 60 grams in eight-balls – with a street value of about $5,000 — more or less.”

The suspect was also in possession of five bags of marijuana, $1,000 in cash, a 12-gauge shotgun and six buckshot shells.

Moultry was arrested without incident.

“I appreciate the dedication of these law enforcement officers,” Thomas said. “I hope that the public appreciates the work that they put into these cases. They put themselves in danger day after day and week after week to make these cases. Law enforcement requires hard work and long hours and it’s dangerous. We should all appreciate what these law enforcement officers do.”