By Eugenia Jones
Mushrooms weren’t so magical for one McCreary County resident on Friday night (December 3) when McCreary County Sheriff’s Deputy Alex Jones (with Deputy Aaron Tucker) pulled the male resident over for careless driving and having an obscured, unilluminated license plate. McCreary County Sheriff Randy Waters reported that as a result of the traffic stop, his deputies discovered a blue shoebox containing shroom bars (mushrooms mixed into chocolate bars), marijuana, and drug paraphernalia inside the car. The officers also discovered a handgun loaded with four bullets and a shotgun loaded with three shotgun shells. The handgun had a magazine inside of it with the magazine being loaded and no bullet in the chamber. The shotgun was also loaded without one inside the chamber. More than $1,500 in cash was found on the individual’s person. When questioned as to where he is employed, the individual stated he is currently unemployed.
Subsequently, nineteen year old Logan Dale Williams of Whitley City was arrested and charged with six counts including: careless driving, rear license not illuminated, rim or frame obscuring lettering or decal on plate, trafficking in marijuana (less than 8 oz.) 1st offense (enhancement), possession of controlled substance, 3rd degree-drug unspecified (enhancement), and drug paraphernalia-buy/possession (enhancement.)
According to the arrest complaint, Deputy Jones was traveling West on HWY 92 when he observed a 2001 red Toyota Tacoma going from the double yellow line back to the white line with tires either touching or crossing the lines. After stopping and talking to the driver (Logan Dale Williams), Deputy Jones detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Based on the odor of marijuana and information the driver gave Officer Jones, a probable cause search was conducted. The drug charges were enhanced due to the possession of loaded firearms in the vehicle with the drugs.
Williams was placed under arrest with McCreary County Sheriff Randy Waters assisting, and the recovered items were logged into evidence. Williams was transported to the McCreary County Sheriff’s Office where he was released to the McCreary County Deputy Jailer and transported to the Knox County Detention Center.
Courtesy of MCSO
The McCreary County Sheriff’s Office recently found marijuana, shroom bars (mushrooms mixed with chocolate), guns, and cash during a traffic stop.