Trafficking arrest nets drugs, stolen items

Published 9:43 pm Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A Tuesday evening arrest netted three pounds of marijuana and resulted in drug trafficking charges against a Pike County man.

Pike County Sheriff Russell Thomas said David Junior Williams, 30, of Hillside Mobile Home Park, was arrested around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday when deputies and members of the Troy Police Department executed a search warrant at Williams’ residents.

“Pike County law enforcement seized, in that search warrant, approximately three pounds of marijuana, a large amount of cash and guns, one of which was stolen in Troy Police Department jurisdiction,” Thomas said. “Also, there were a lot of electronics, such as cameras, speakers, Playstations and several flat-screen TVs that were seized.”

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Thomas said the warrant was issued based on information that Williams was trafficking drugs in the area around the mobile home park, which is located on U.S. Highway 231 between Troy and Brundidge.

Thomas was charged with drug trafficking and was being held on $50,000 in the Pike County Jail.

Thomas said that Williams has been placed on $50,000 bond and that the investigation is on-going as local law enforcement tries to identify the owners of some of the stolen property.

“He was selling a lot of marijuana in large quantities and had several individual bags packaged,” Thomas said. “We just hope that his arrest will be another step in decreasing the amount of the flow of drugs and reduce the supply.”

Thomas said that although the Pike County area has not had a significant amount of trouble with drug trafficking, local law enforcement continues to focus on fighting drugs at their source.

“Sometimes we’ll be busy and will get a lot of information to make several cases and then we’ll go into a lull where the demand and supplies were used and then drugs begin to flow again,” Thomas said. “It’s just a constant battle. Drug war is a constant daily and weekly battle.”