Published: April 20, 2021


A TRAFFIC STOP LATE LAST WEEK IN LAWRENCE COUNTY RESULTED IN A DRUG ARREST. ACCORDING TO REPORTS, A DEPUTY WITH THE LAWRENCE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT WAS SITTING STATIONARY AT FALL RIVER AND HIGHWAY 64 ON THURSDAY WHEN A VEHICLE ON MATTHEWS AVENUE APPROACHED FALL RIVER AND CUT HIS LIGHTS. HE WAS STILL DRIVING TOWARDS THE DEPUTY WHO THEN ACTIVATED HIS BLUE LIGHTS AT WHICH TIME THE DRIVER TURNED HIS LIGHTS BACK ON. THE DEPUTY APPROACHED THE VEHICLE ON FOOT AND MADE CONTACT WITH THE DRIVER IDENTIFIED AS COTY SHULTS OF LEOMA. NUMEROUS SMALL BAGGIES COULD BE SEEN IN PLAIN VIEW AND A K-9 UNIT WAS DISPATCHED TO THE LOCATION. THE K-9 DID ALERT FOR NARCOTICS AND A SEARCH OF THE VEHICLE YIELDED APPROX 8.54 GRAMS OF OF SUSPECTED METHAMPHETAMINE ALONG WITH DIGITAL SCALES AND NUMBER PLASTIC BAGGIES. SHULTS WAS ISSUED A CITATION FOR DRIVING AT NIGHT WITHOUT USING HEADLIGHTS AND WAS PLACED UNDER ARREST FOR POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE FOR RESALE AND POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA. HE WAS TRANSPORTED TO THE LAWRENCE COUNTY JAIL.