Billingsley woman arrested for trafficking meth

Published 6:32 pm Tuesday, June 23, 2015

By Blake DeShazo | Selma Times-Journal

An anonymous tip helped the Selma Police Department arrest a 29-year-old Billingsley woman for allegedly trafficking methamphetamine from Chilton County into Dallas County over the weekend.

Sheena McDonald was arrested on the Selmont side of the Edmund Pettus Bridge after officers pulled her over and found 31 grams of pure methamphetamine, according to Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson.

According to Detective Jeff Hardy with the Selma Police Department’s narcotics division, they received an anonymous tip that McDonald was transporting drugs into Selma.

Hardy said detectives got a description of McDonald’s vehicle and pulled her over between 2-3 p.m. Saturday afternoon on U.S. Highway 80 West as she was about to cross over the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

“We sat and waited for her to come through, and we stopped her,” Hardy said. “In the process of the stop, we told her why we were stopping her, and we asked her if she had any illegal substances in the car.”

According to Hardy, McDonald told officers that she had drugs in the car and pointed them out to them.

“I asked her where it was, and she told me it was right by the passenger seat, and I was able to see it in clear view,” Hardy said.

Hardy said Willie Calhoun helped make the arrest.

McDonald was taken into custody without incident.

“It was just an anonymous tip that we got, and we acted on it. It came through for us,” Hardy said.

“She admitted what she was doing and that she had been doing it a while, and she just got caught up.”

Hardy said the SPD’s narcotics division is still investigating the case, but there are no other pending charges for McDonald at the moment.

According to Jackson, McDonald had a bond hearing Monday morning at the Dallas County Courthouse.

District Court Judge Robert Armstrong set McDonald’s bond at $1 million.

Jackson said he hopes the high bond sends a valuable message.

“We want to let these drug dealers and drug traffickers know that they better stay out of Selma, and if they are already doing illegal drugs, they better get out of dodge,” Jackson said.