Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Three Face Drug Charges In Wake Of Saturday Traffic Stop

   Three individuals are facing drug charges in the wake of a routine traffic stop on North Locust Avenue late Saturday.

   Lawrenceburg Police Officers report a traffic stop was initiated on a blue Honda traveling west along Gaines Street around 11:30 p.m. When the driver stopped at the North Locust Avenue/Third Street intersection, she told officers she did not have her license on her. The tag, officers found, did not belong on the vehicle, nor was the car insured.

   The driver reportedly granted permission for a search of the car to be conducted. During the search, officers report seizing one gram of a dull white powder that field tested positive for methamphetamine; a prohibited switch blade knife; digital scales; two coffee filters with dull white powder and red phosphor; three grams of marijuana; two glass pipes bearing burn marks; an Advil bottle containing a dull white substance; chocolate rolling papers; a grinder with marijuana shake; tweezers; a plastic straw with residue; keys; key ring; and the driver’s 1986 Honda.

   Passenger Yancey Lee Williams, II, 27, of 68 Ellis Way, Rogersville, Alabama, was issued charges of possession of a prohibited weapon and possession of drug paraphernalia. A second passenger, Tracey Leigh Williams, 29, of the same address, was charged with the crimes of simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both are slated to answer the charges through Lawrence County General Sessions Court on July 11.

   Reports indicate that evidence against the driver, Theresa D. Norman, 36, of 1009 First Avenue, Lawrenceburg, will be presented to an upcoming session of the Lawrence County Grand Jury. At that time officials will seek charges against Norman that include:  promotion of manufacture of methamphetamine, initiation of methamphetamine manufacture process, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.