Stop for traffic violation leads to discovery of meth in fuse box, authorities say


The Independence County Sheriff’s Department made an arrest Sunday afternoon, and authorities say the suspect, a Cave City man, could be facing two drug-related felonies.

The police report said Deputy Adam McGilton stopped a pickup truck for traffic violations on Camp Tahkodah Road. McGilton said the driver, identified as William Lee Woodall (pictured), 36, admitted he was driving while his license was suspended and could not produce a vehicle registration or proof of liability insurance.

A search of Woodall and his vehicle was conducted with the assistance of Investigator Johnny Byler and Arkansas State Trooper Brandon Trewyn. A syringe was found under the driver’s seat, and Trewyn pulled the fuse access panel and found a set of digital scales along with a small clear plastic baggie that contained what tested positive as meth, the report said.

Woodall was taken to jail where he was placed on a Criminal Investigation Department hold.

In addition to the two felonies listed on the police report, there are three traffic violations.

Image via Independence County Sheriff’s Department

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