A man was arrested and charged with intent to distribute cocaine Monday while riding in a car that was stopped for a broken tag light, according to a Columbus Police report.
An officer stopped a vehicle at the intersection of North Lumpkin Road and 27th Avenue Monday after seeing that the car had a broken tag light. While speaking with the occupants of the car, he noticed that the driver seemed nervous and that his hands were shaking.
The rear passengers of the vehicle were asked to exit the car. One of the rear passengers, 34-year-old Xazaiver Williams, told police he did not have anything illegal on his person. He started reaching into his pocket to grab his wallet.
Williams consented to a search of his person. In addition to containing the ID he said he did not have on him, the wallet contained eight clear green bags that contained cocaine residue.
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Williams said he just received the wallet and forgot the bags were in there. He was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and taken to Muscogee County Jail.