A 39-year-old Washington C.H. man is being held in the Fayette County Jail for allegedly trafficking methamphetamine after he was arrested during a traffic stop Wednesday.
At around 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, a Washington C.H. Police Department officer observed a vehicle without a front license plate heading westbound on Fourth Street in the 200 block. The driver, later identified as King Robert Dillard, also failed to use his turn signal before turning into an alley off of South Fayette Street, according to reports.
A traffic stop was made and Dillard was advised of the reason he was stopped. While one officer was speaking to Dillard, another officer who arrived as back-up alerted the other of a glass pipe on the back seat passenger side floor board in the defendant’s vehicle. Dillard, who was the lone occupant of the vehicle, told the officer the glass pipe was not his when it was brought to his attention, reports said.
A “wants and warrants check” through the LEADS system revealed that the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office held a warrant for Dillard’s arrest. He was made aware of the warrant and was then taken into custody.
A vehicle inventory was made, resulting in the discovery of a black snap-lock box containing a razor blade and several small baggies with residue in them, according to reports. Another small black magnetic box was located that contained a baggie with four semi-clear rock-like substances that later field tested positive as methamphetamine, police said.
A baggie with an unknown off-white powder, small empty capsules and another razor blade inside was also found. Another small snap seal baggie was located on the driver side floor board with a small amount of methamphetamine inside, according to police.
Dillard claimed that the contraband inside his vehicle did not belong to him, reports said. He was charged with trafficking meth, possession of meth, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held in jail on a $5,250 bond.
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