Hallsville man arrested for drug trafficking

1 year 4 months 4 weeks ago Friday, November 24 2017 Nov 24, 2017 Friday, November 24, 2017 11:37:00 AM CST November 24, 2017 in News
By: Edward Redler, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - Police arrested a man early Thursday morning for various drugs and weapons charges. 

CPD says officers smelled marijuana and observed a black scale near the drivers side floor board after they pulled over a 2003 Buick for having a broken taillight.

Police removed the driver of the vehicle. The passenger, John Alexander, told officers he was on parole and had a gun. The officer seized the loaded gun and found a black bag in between Alexander's feet containing marijuana.

According to police, also inside the bag were the following:

  • Numerous capped syringes.
  • Numerous unused plastic baggies.
  • A black digital scale.
  • Two bags with a white flaky substance that tested positive for methamphetamine, weighing approximately 33.48 grams.
  • Three baggies with a white powdery substance that tested positive for heroin and weighed approximately 1/10 of a grams.

Alexander was arrested on suspicion of second-degree trafficking, felony unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a concealed weapon, and felony unlawful use of a weapon.

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