Some people are slow to learn.
According to a Commerce Police Department arrest report, a Winterville man pulled over for speeding was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana as he was headed home from the Banks County Courthouse where he had just appeared on a misdemeanor possession of marijuana charge.
The officer pulled Trendall Tamar Williams, 22, of 310 Nellie Mae Drive, Winterville, over for doing 71 miles per hour on the U.S. 441 bypass. His mother was a passenger in the vehicle.
Williams’ second mistake may have been telling the officer that he’d just left the Banks County Courthouse on the marijuana charge, because the officer proceeded to ask him if there was any contraband in the vehicle. When he got a “no” response, he then asked permission to search the vehicle, which Williams gave, according to the report.
The officer said he found a plastic bag containing marijuana in a backpack in the back seat and two Bud Light beer cans under the front passenger seat.
The report did not indicate that Williams was cited for speeding, but it noted that his mother was cited for violation of the open container law.
For reports on all of the arrests made and incidents investigated last week by the Commerce Police Department, see the July 31 issue of The Commerce News.
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