The Duncan Banner

April 10, 2013

Traffic stop reveals baggies and an odor

Megan Bristow
The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office arrested Alfred Thompson, Jr., of Duncan, for possession of controlled substances with intent to distribute after a routine traffic stop by Deputy Dwayne Snyder.

Snyder pulled Thompson, 33, over about 5:05 p.m. Monday as he was traveling east on Bois d’Arc Avenue.

“When he approached the car, he detected an odor of what he thought to be marijuana,” Stephens County Sheriff Wayne McKinney said Tuesday.

McKinney said when Snyder asked Thompson if there were any drugs in the car, Thompson responded “Not really.” Snyder requested a dog from the K-9 unit to search the car.

“We found marijuana and also a Crown Royal bag containing hundreds, as the deputies explained it, of clear plastic baggies,” McKinney said. “We found methamphetamine and marijuana. All these baggies contained substance we believed to be methamphetamine. We found two loaded handguns and some cash.”

Thompson was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent distribute.

“When they field tested it, it tested positive for containing methamphetamine,” McKinney said. “It was way more than just personal use.”

He was arrested and charged with controlled substance and possession with intent to distribute as well as possession of a firearm in commission of a felony.

Thompson appeared in court Tuesday. Bond was set at $250,000. He is scheduled to appear in court for a summary of facts hearing on May 10 and a preliminary hearing conference on May 29.