A routine traffic stop in Williamsburg last week turned up cash, a scale, small baggies and suspected meth.
Wesley Croley, 30, of Williamsburg, pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance-meth, failure to signal, no brake lights, no operator’s license, no vehicle insurance, failure to produce vehicle insurance card and possession of drug paraphernalia.
About 8:58 p.m. on July 25, Williamsburg Police Officer Greg Rhoades conducted a vehicle stop after Croley allegedly failed to signal when he turned onto Rains Street.
Croley’s 2003 red Chevy car didn’t have brake lights, he didn’t have an operator’s license, and could not produce an insurance card, Rhoades wrote in the citation.
Croley allegedly told police that he had a “personal amount” of meth inside the vehicle, according to the arrest citation.
Williamsburg Police Officer Elijah Hunter then had his police K-9, Vicko, search the vehicle and the police dog alerted to the possible presence of drugs, the citation stated.
Officers then searched the vehicle and discovered $280 and a small case containing a scale, small baggies and a small baggie containing suspected meth, Rhoades wrote on the citation.
Croley was lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center where he is being held in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond.
Croley waived his right to a preliminary hearing during a court appearance Monday morning.