Phone call led to major drug bust
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 9:22 am
By MIKE WEST/ Courier Editor
A citizen's report led to the arrest of Jordan Scott Williams on multiple charges including poss-ession of drugs for resale.
Deputy Travis Turney was on routine patrol Feb. 14 when he received a phone call from Sheriff Darrell Young.
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"Upon speaking to Sheriff Young I was notified that a citizen had called him and expressed their concern for an individual at the corner of Parchcorn Hollow Road and Stones River Road in a truck with a trailer that seemed to be passed out and that they had been sitting there for a few hours," Turney reported.
Turney and Deputy Andrea Damron responded to the call and discovered a white SUV parked on Parchcorn Hollow Road. Upon approaching the vehicle, Turney noticed three stripped four-wheeler frames and a flat bottom boat on a trailer behind the SUV.
"Upon approaching the driver's side I observed saliva coming from the mouth of a white male subject and his head was leaned over against the door. I was unsure at this time if the individual was deceased or alive," Turney said.
The deputy noticed a butane torch in the subjects lap along with various four-wheeler parts and bags strewn around inside the vehicle.
Turney placed his hand on the man's head and attempted to wake him. The man did awaken and told the officers he had been waiting for a friend.
"I advised him to keep his hands in officers' view," the deputy said, but the man, later identified as Jordan Scott Williams, kept fumbling about and appeared to be under the influence.
"I then ordered him out of the vehicle and asked him for his identification and that I would frisk him for my safety and his," Turney said.
A loaded pistol was discovered in the front pocket of the man's overalls. The pistol, a .380-caliber Jiminez was loaded with four rounds in the magazine and one inside the firing chamber. The safety on the pistol was off.
Williams then passed a field sobriety test.
The two deputies continued to search Williams who was wearing several layers of clothing. He was asked to remove his coveralls and boots and when he did a clear baggie of leafy green substance, believed to be marijuana, fell out. Two more bags of a white crystal substance believed to be methamphetamine were discovered on his person.
Williams was advised of his rights and he requested an attorney.
In a subsequent search of Williams' truck, Turney and Damron discovered a large quantity of ammunitions, a .22-caliber rifle and a 20-gauge shotgun.
"Upon pulling the sun visors down two glass smoking pipes fell to the floor with white residue in them. It appeared that Jordan (Williams) was using the butane torch to heat the pipes," Turney said.
The trailer behind William's truck had been reported stolen and the vehicle identification was partially removed from one the four-wheeler frames.
Investigator Brandon Gullett was dispatched to obtain a search warrant for Williams' home on Parchcorn Hollow Road while Sheriff Young and TBI Agent Jason Wilkerson secured the residence.
Inside Williams' room, investigators discovered a safe and inside it was a Glock pistol, several glass pipes, two sets of digital scales, 12 baggies of white crystal substances, a number of baggies containing a leafy, green substance and a large amount of cash.
Additional bags containing alleged drugs were also discovered in the house, along with a .38-caliber pistol.
Outside the home, police found two trailers and two Honda four-wheels that were suspected of being stolen. Those were seized as well.