Man facing drug trafficking charges after Auburn police locate 2.5 pounds of marijuana

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AUBURN, Ala. (WRBL) – A Montgomery man is facing drug trafficking charges after a weekend traffic stop leads investigators to more than two pounds of marijuana in Auburn.

On Jan. 19, 2020, Auburn Police arrested Anfernee D. Williams, age 23, from Montgomery, on felony warrants charging him with drug trafficking, possession of drug paraphernalia and firearm license required.

At approximately 7 p.m. Sunday night, an Auburn Police Officer conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle in the 600 Block of Opelika Road. Upon approaching the vehicle and contacting the driver, identified as Anfernee Williams, the officer smelled the odor of marijuana and observed partially smoked marijuana inside the vehicle.

A subsequent investigation and search of the vehicle and driver revealed the discovery of a quantity of marijuana with a weight over 2.5 pounds, with an estimated street value of over $20,000, a firearm and drug paraphernalia. Williams was taken into custody and transported to Lee County Jail, where he was being held on a $54,000 bond.

This case remains under investigation by the Auburn Police Division Narcotics Section.

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