Man arrested on misdemeanor meth charge

BUCKHANNON — A Bridgeport man was arrested for several offenses, including a misdemeanor meth charge.

John Carl Williams, 28, of Bridgeport, was stopped Oct. 21 by Patrolman First Class Joshua Wilson with the Buckhannon Police Department for expired registration on Route 33 westbound.

Williams initially gave the name of Jaycee Williams, but that came back no matching records.

When Wilson again asked for the driver’s name, Williams gave the name Jaycee Carl Williams with a birth date of Aug. 1, 1999. Again, no matching records were returned, and Wilson had Williams step out of the vehicle.

The owner of the vehicle, who was contacted by Williams’ mother, gave verbal consent to search the vehicle. Inside, Wilson found a wallet with an ID card for John Carl Williams II with a picture which matched the driver. Williams said his new name was Jaycee.

A pill bottle under the front driver’s seat was found with a white crystal-like substance in baggies. Also located was a glass pipe. Williams told Wilson the items were not his. Wilson noted a yellow sticker on the pill bottle matched a sticker on Williams’ phone.

A records search showed Williams’ license was revoked for several unpaid citations and DUI. A prior driving revoked for DUI in Harrison County conviction from 2009 was also found.

He was arrested for possession of a controlled substance (meth), obstructing an officer and driving while license revoked for DUI, second offense, all misdemeanors.

Magistrate Mike Coffman set bond at $30,000 for Williams.

If convicted, Williams faces confinement in jail for not less than 90 days to six months and/or a fine of not more than $1,000 for possession of a controlled substance (meth), confinement in jail up to one year and/or a fine of $50 to $500 in obstructing an officer and confinement in jail for not less than six months nor more than one year and a fine of $1,000 to $3,000 for driving while license revoked for DUI second offense.

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