Decatur driver caught with drugs and cellphones, police say public safety

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DECATUR – A Decatur driver has been arrested after cocaine, cannabis and “multiple cellphones” were discovered in a traffic stop, according to the police report.

The 19-year-old man was stopped May 17 while members of the Decatur Police Community Action Team were working in the West Hickory Point Road area, the affidavit said.

The man was pulled over for traffic violations and Officer Clayton Zilz, who signed the affidavit, said the car smelled of cannabis. Zilz said he found the drug in a prescription bottle and discovered a plastic bag containing 2.1 grams of crack cocaine in a recess in the driver’s door, along with another bag containing 1.6 grams of crack.

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“Through my experience as a peace officer, I have learned that 2.1 grams of cocaine-based crack exceeds the average consumption level,” Zilz added. And the official said 1.6 grams also added up to more than that amount.

“[The driver]was in possession of multiple cell phones at the time of his arrest,” the officer added. “…I have learned that drug dealers often have multiple cell phones in their possession, as they use one phone as a ‘work phone’ to arrange illicit drug deals and use the other phone for personal use.”

The man was charged with drug trafficking and was released from the Macon County Jail on May 23 after posting $10,000 bail against $100,000 bail.

And a review of Macon District Court records shows he was already out on bail when he was arrested and has pleaded not guilty to previous charges alleging cocaine trafficking and drug possession. The case is scheduled to go before a grand jury on July 20.

Contact Tony Reid at (217) 421-7977. Follow him on Twitter: @TonyJReid

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