PHOTO: Joseph Ryan West and Joey Lynn Williams pulled up to a DeKalb County Deputy early this morning near Higdon. Probably not wise on their part. (DeKalb County Sheriff's Office)
By Staff Reports
HIGDON, Ala. — While we can all be glad that these two made law enforcement's job easier, it doesn't seem like the smartest decision to approach a DeKalb County Sheriff's Deputy while you have drugs in the car and several warrants for your arrest.
Early this morning (April 11) a vehicle pulled up to a DeKalb County Deputy at the intersection of County Road 169 and County Road 812 in Higdon. While the Deputy was speaking to the individuals it came back that the passenger Joseph Ryan West, 30 of Higdon had warrants on him in DeKalb County, Jackson County and the Town of Ider, at which time West was detained.
The deputy then asked the driver Joey Lynn Williams, 50 of Flat Rock, to step out of the vehicle and was found with marijuana on his person. During a search of the vehicle a hand gun was found under the front seat of the vehicle and neither West nor Williams obtained a pistol permit. Both West and Williams were arrested. West was charged with Carrying Concealed Weapon and warrants of Failure to Appear. Williams was charged with Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd, and Carrying Concealed Weapon.