Man arrested after making wrong call in drug deal

Published 3:38 pm Monday, April 8, 2019

Friday night, at approximately 5:21 p.m., Decatur County Sheriff’s Office Investigators Adam Mobley and Justin Kelly arrested a man distributing methamphetamines after a concerned citizen tipped them off.

Dexter Williford called the concerned citizen earlier that afternoon and told him that he heard he was interested in buying some methamphetamine.

Williford was unaware he had dialed the wrong number. The citizen then contacted Mobley, who told him to set up a buy, where the Sheriff’s Office would then bust Williford.

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The citizen complied and was instructed to meet Williford at the Winery, where Williford would try to sell the citizen an 8-ball of Methamphetamine for $140. Mobley said an 8-ball is approximately four grams of methamphetamine, which is a decent amount for this area.

Investigators were shown a picture of Williford before they arrived at the Winery and saw the vehicle Williford told the citizen he would be in. They confirmed it was him in the passenger seat, before the vehicle pulled out of the parking lot and tried to head East. Investigators attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but the vehicle did not immediately pull over so they turned on the sirens until the driver eventually stopped.

Kelly approached the driver and identified him as Daron Anderson. He asked Anderson to step out of the vehicle and patted him down for weapons. During the pat down, Kelly noticed a package in Anderson’s waste band and found suspected “Spice.” Kelly asked Anderson if he had anything else on him. Anderson responded he had another package of “Spice” on him, and was placed under arrest and transported back to Kelly’s patrol vehicle.

Kelly said the “Spice” found was not something the driver was distributing, but was for his personal use only.

Mobley then requested Williford step out of the vehicle and patted him down for weapons. Although none were found, Mobley placed Williford in handcuffs while investigators searched the vehicle. They found no narcotics and asked Williford if he had anything on him. Williford said he did not. Mobley searched over Williford’s person again and asked him to remove his shoe, where a package of “Spice” was found.

Once both men were taken to jail, Williford admitted to having a plastic bag of methamphetamines inside of his underwear.

Mobley and Kelly were both thankful for the concerned citizen and said they don’t see them enough. They usually work off of confidential informants, so they would love to see more of that.

Concerned citizens can submit tips anonymously through the Sheriff’s Office website or contact Mobley directly at 229-400-8011.