Suspected methamphetamine found after traffic stop

A traffic stop by a Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy late Saturday night resulted in the arrest of a man on drug-related charges.

William Davidson, 31, who Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said has prior drug convictions and has served time in prison, was a passenger in a car that Deputy Rick Conyers stopped at Dollarway Road and Rosebud Street at 11:49 p.m. Saturday for a traffic violation.

Tri-County Drug Task Force Investigator Chris Drye said in a probable-cause affidavit that deputies found a black nylon pouch containing a set of digital scales and two plastic bags containing suspected methamphetamine on the passenger side of the vehicle.

Kizer said Davidson allegedly admitted that the drugs were his when he was interviewed.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $25,000 bond for Davidson on Monday after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with possession of a controlled substance with purpose to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Davidson said he would hire his own attorney and was told to come back to court June 10.