Clanton man arrested in Autauga County on drug charges

Published 4:19 pm Monday, March 23, 2015

Autauga County Sheriff's Department arrested a Clanton man on March 19 with more than a half pound of methamphetamine.

Autauga County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Clanton man on March 19 with more than a half pound of methamphetamine.

A Clanton man is facing multiple charges in Autauga County including drug trafficking after a traffic stop on March 20 led to the discovery of more than a half pound of methamphetamine.

Authorities said a sheriff’s deputy with the Autauga County Sheriff’s Department attempted to pull over a Ford Thunderbird near County Road 57 in Prattville due to the driver speeding and failing to dim his high-beam headlights.

The driver, Travis Michael Williams, 19, who lists an address off County Road 37 in Clanton, sped away from the deputy and drove off the road onto someone’s driveway and turned off his lights in an attempt to elude the deputy, court records show.



The deputy noticed the car trying to exit the driveway and observed Williams throw two bags out of the passenger window, according to court records.

The deputy was able to get Williams to stop his vehicle, and Williams was placed under arrest for attempting to elude law enforcement.

Other law enforcement arrived as backup and located the bags Williams had thrown out of the window.

A briefcase was found along with a backpack with roughly a half pound of methamphetamine, cash and two firearms along with drug paraphernalia.

Williams faces charges including trafficking methamphetamine, altering a firearm, attempting to elude and possession of drug paraphernalia, court records show.

He is currently at the Autauga Metro Jail with bonds totaling $517,000.

At the time of his arrest on March 20, Williams was on probation for drug charges in Chilton County, according to court records.