WPSO: Alert patrol deputy makes drug arrest

Published 10:48 am Thursday, May 31, 2018

Late in the afternoon of Wednesday, May 23, Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputy Jay Dupre made a traffic stop on Holmesville Road in the northwest quadrant of the parish that developed into a drug arrest, according to WPSO Chief Deputy Mike Haley.

Haley said that the driver of the vehicle, Miketillies R. Williams, 35, a resident of Tanglewood Drive in Franklinton, was in possession of marijuana, methamphetamine and illegal prescription medication. Williams was arrested and transported to the Washington Parish Jail, charged with possession with intent to distribute Schedule II drugs, possession of Schedule II drugs, possession of marijuana, possession of controlled dangerous substances with a weapon present, convicted felon in possession of a firearm and driving under suspension. As of Thursday afternoon, Williams remained in jail with his bond set at $50,000.

Haley said that items seized from Williams included a .22 caliber rifle, 4.3 grams of methamphetamine, 15.3 grams of marijuana and 21 oxycodone hydrochloride pills.

“Our outstanding patrol deputies are constantly working throughout our parish protecting us from those who would do us harm,” Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal said. “In this case, Deputy Dupre not only took illegal drugs off of our streets but also removed a firearm from a convicted felon. Good job!”