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Proactive patrol nets felony drug arrest following traffic stop

Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 10:50 am

Tyrek DeShawn

On Tuesday, December 4, at approximately 11:47 a.m., an Audrain County Sheriff’s deputy observed Tyrek DeShawn Williams, 28, of Mexico, operating a motor vehicle along East Liberty Street in Mexico in a careless and imprudent manner. A traffic stop was conducted with Williams on East Promenade St. near the intersection of Agriculture St., in Mexico.
During the course of the traffic stop, Williams was found to be in possession of cocaine, heroin, marijuana, approximately $850 in United States currency, and items of paraphernalia used in the distribution of controlled substances. Furthermore, Williams attempted to conceal and destroy contraband on his person following his arrest.
Williams was arrested and transported to the Audrain County Jail, where he was booked for two counts of delivery of a controlled substance (cocaine and heroin), possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, felony tampering with physical evidence, and careless and imprudent driving. Williams posted a $28,000 surety bond and was released pending court appearance.
The Audrain County Sheriff’s Office will continue to work with other law enforcement agencies and community partners to curb drug abuse throughout the county, which so many times lead to other offenses such as burglary and stealing. Anyone having information concerning illegal drug activity is urged to contact the East Central Drug Task Force at 573-473-5801 or Audrain County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-392-TIPS.
The investigation is ongoing and further charges could be forthcoming. No further information will be released at this time.
All suspects are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.