Investigators with the District Attorney’s Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force and Duncan Police Department arrested a man they say is accused of possession of drugs with intent to distribute and conspiracy of trafficking in these drugs.
According to court records, John Dana Williams faces charges of possession of controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute after a former felony conviction and conspiracy to traffic controlled dangerous substance.
Possession with intent to distribute is punishable by imprisonment for up to level years and/or a fine of up to $20,000. Conspiracy to traffic in controlled dangerous substance is punishable by zero to 20 years and a fine of $25,000 to $200,000.
Affidavits obtained from the courthouse shows an ongoing investigation involving the trafficking of methamphetamine and heroin. According to police documents, the investigation involved Christopher Martin, who was previously arrested on charges of aggravated trafficking in illegal drugs after a former felony conviction and trafficking in illegal drugs. Martin sits in the Stephens County Jail with bond set at $500,000.
Reports indicate police obtained a search warrant for Martin’s phone and inside the phone located contents that were able to determine Williams was allegedly helping Martin and is accused of being “responsible for traveling long distances at the request of Chris Martin to pick up large quantities of methamphetamine and heroin and bring them back to the Stephens County area.”
Detectives note in the affidavit they observed texts between Martin and Williams that indicated on Oct. 14, Williams traveled some distance, suspected to be out of state, and allegedly picked up methamphetamine and heroin.
Documentation shows the texts in the phone indicate travel by Williams again on Oct. 28 to pick up methamphetamine and heroin at Martin’s request. Records show this text also confirms Martin sent Williams money by electronic transfer. Texts also show, according to affidavits, Williams told Martin he would stop in Pecos, Texas for food before coming back.
Martin was arrested on Nov. 1. He and two others who were arrested, Jonathan Chavas Johnson and Kira Leigh Snyder, were found in possession of two pounds of meth and more than a dozen grams of heroin.
Around 9 a.m. Nov. 8, Duncan Police, Stephens County Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney’s Drug Task Force executed a search warrant issued for the presence of drug trafficking and distribution in the 1300 block of Cotton Hills Drive. Law enforcement approached the front of the residence and verbally asked occupants in a home in this area to exit the residence and within a minute, Williams exited with his hands up, reports state.
When investigators spoke with Williams, he was administered his Miranda Rights. Investigators then asked if there was methamphetamine in the home and Williams said yes, it was located in his bedroom in a black case with the word “Smith” on it. When law enforcement found the case, they allegedly recovered under 20 grams of methamphetamine and two sets of scales along with multiple clear plastic bags.
Law enforcement also found an additional bag of methamphetamine in a nightstand drawer along with more small plastic bags, reports state. One more bag with methamphetamine was allegedly recovered from what police described as a towel closet.
A search of a vehicle at the residence resulted in police finding receipts from Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and California. Police also noted Williams and Martin had text communication on Nov. 1 asking where they should meet.
Bond for Williams is set at $200,000. Williams is scheduled for a preliminary hearing conference at 9 a.m. Jan. 8.