Two arrested on drug charges

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 29, 2002

According to Roger Cender of the Covington County Sheriff's Department, two persons were arrested on drug-related charges stemming from an incident on Saturday evening.

Cender said that on Saturday, at approximately 6 p.m., he attempted a traffic stop near the Carolina Grocery, but said the vehicle he was pursuing reached a high speed for a period.

He said the car

traveled on the wrong side of the road for a time before finally stopping.

Once the car was stopped, Cender said it was evident that the driver, 28-year-old Willie Creel, was severely intoxicated and basically fell on the ground upon getting out of car.

Cender said Creel acknowledged using valium and alcohol.

A search of the car led to the discovery of two bags of marijuana. Creel was charged with driving under the influence and possession of marijuana in the second degree.

A passenger in the car, Anthony Danley, 44, was found to be in possession of Zanax and oxycontin and was charged with possession of marijuana in the second degree and said that pending the results of a further investigation, will likely be charged by the Covington County 22nd Judicial Drug Task Force with possession of a controlled substance.

Cender said he was assisted in the case by Greg Jackson and Johnny Floyd of the Covington County Sheriff's Department.