Drug bust reported in Concordia

Friday, January 18, 2019

According to a probable cause statement obtained through the Lafayette County Court, at approximately 4:20 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 4, members of the Concordia Police Department and the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team executed a search warrant at a residence located on the 800 block of South Gordon Street, in Concordia. Once inside the residence, officers found a man and woman lying in a bed in the living room, and three minor children in a separate room.

The statement reads that upon initial search of the residence, officers found multiple drug paraphernalia located in plain view, with some containing suspected methamphetamine. Both the male and female suspects were placed under arrest. The male, identified as Charles Lamont Williams, 38, of Concordia, was transported to the CPD. The female was released pending charges.

A full and extensive search of the residence was conducted and a large amount of drug related items were found, including small baggies, a digital scale, different amounts of methamphetamine and marijuana, pipes, a grinding container, cash, an I-phone, and multiple broken glass pipes.

A total of five grams of field-tested methamphetamine and 2 grams of field-tested marijuana were found. When questioned about the narcotics found inside the residence, Williams said the narcotics were his.

In the probable cause statement, the officer of record said that the children were placed with a relative until DFS arrived. The officer also stated that upon inspecting the house she found it to be “deplorable.”

According to unofficial online court documents, Williams is charged with a class C felony of delivery of controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana/synthetic cannabinoid; two class D felonies of endangering the welfare of a child involving drugs- first degree - first offense; and a class E felony of keeping or maintaining a public nuisance. His next hearing is scheduled Wednesday, Jan. 23. Williams’s bond was set at $50,000 cash or surety with special conditions.

Editor’s note: Charges contained in reports provided by law enforcement officials are not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting charges must be presented before a jury, whose duty is to determine if the accused is guilty or not guilty of the charges.

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