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Man charged with trafficking 6 ounces of cocaine - Dothan Eagle: News

Man charged with trafficking 6 ounces of cocaine

Police: Crack worth an estimated $10,000

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Posted: Monday, October 28, 2013 3:44 pm

Dothan police recently arrested a 31-year-old man on charges involving the alleged trafficking of over 6 ounces in crack cocaine from his Dothan home.

Dothan Police Sgt. Andy Martin, supervisor of the drug division, confirmed police investigators arrested Michael Fitzgerald Williams on Friday after serving a search warrant at his Shelby Lane residence. Martin also confirmed investigators charged Williams with felony trafficking a controlled substance, cocaine. Court records show police seized 178 grams, or 6.35 ounces of cocaine from Williams’ Shelby Lane home.

Martin said police investigators also seized $14,000 in cash during the search of the home. Martin also said investigators found the drugs hidden inside the garage of the Shelby Lane home.

“We’d been investigating him for about a month and it concluded with a search warrant at his residence,” Martin said. “We received info that he was selling cocaine, and that’s what our investigation found.”

Martin called the arrest part of an ongoing investigation because they’ll now be looking Williams’ supplier. Martin said based on their investigation into how Williams was allegedly selling the drugs , he estimated the 6.35 ounces of cocaine to have a street value of $10,000 .

“We would consider him a large scale drug dealer in Dothan because you don’t run into 6 ounces of crack that often,” Martin said.

Williams was taken to the Houston County Jail and held on $1.5 million bail.

Attorney Christopher Williams, who represents Michael Williams, filed a request Monday for a bail reduction hearing.

Court records show Christopher Williams said his client was not a flight risk because his client is married with several children in the area. Christopher Williams also called the current bail set at $1.5 million “exorbitant.”

“It is in the interest of justice,” Christopher Williams said in his request for a bail reduction hearing.