DTF makes marijuana bust

Published 12:05 am Friday, September 16, 2011

Shown is nearly a pound of marijuana found in Wednesday traffic stop. | Courtesy photo

A routine traffic stop netted nearly a pound in pre-packaged marijuana Wednesday and sent a River Falls man to jail.

James Allen Stallworth, 20, was stopped on Williams Street in Andalusia for a traffic violation; however, when Andalusia Police Officer and Drug Task Force Agent Roger Cender became “suspicious” of the car’s contents, he called for a K-9 assistance.


DTF Commander Mark Odom said when APD Officer Nic Ireland arrived with his partner Zico, the dog immediately “alerted” on Stallworth’s early 2000s model Crown Victoria.

“That’s when they found not only the marijuana, but also a firearm and a large amount of cash inside the car,” he said. “While the find wasn’t the largest marijuana find we’ve had, it’s still a good chunk, especially when considering it was separated into bags, for what we believe, was the intent to sell.”

Stallworth was charged with first-degree possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and carrying a pistol without a permit. He was booked into the Covington County Jail, where he is being held on a $506,000 bond.