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Police file drug charges after traffic stops
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TRINITY – Four drivers ended up behind bars on drug charges last week after being stopped by Trinity police for traffic violations. According to Trinity Police Chief Steve Jones, those arrested included: • Millard Johnson, 25, of Crockett, who was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and unlawfully carrying a weapon; • Cornelius Womack, 21, of Trinity, who was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of marijuana; • Cynthia McFarland, 27, of Trinity, who was charged with possession of controlled substance in a drug free zone and possession of drug paraphernalia; and • John Taylor, 26, of Huntsville, who was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Johnson was arrested about 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, when he was stopped by Officer Justin Sikes on South Robb Street. The officer found a small amount of marijuana and a .380 caliber automatic pistol. Jones noted that while Johnson did have a concealed gun permit, he was charged with unlawfully carrying the weapon because of the presence of the marijuana. Womack was arrested about 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday May 1 after being stopped by Jones on Main Street near the Cedar Grove Cemetery. He was taken into custody after Jones found a mall amount of cocaine and marijuana. Jones noted that Womack had been out on bond on a murder charge and because of last week’s arrest, that bond was revoked and a new $100,000 bond was put into place. Womack remained in custody early this week. McFarland’s arrest came shortly after 5 p.m. on Friday, June 3, when Jones and Sikes stopped her near the intersection of highways 19 and 94 for playing loud music in her car. They subsequently found one rock of crack cocaine and a crack pipe. Taylor was taken into custody after 11 p.m. on Friday by Sikes. Jones said the officer stopped the suspect for running a stop sign at the intersection of North Robb and Prospect Ave and subsequently found a small amount of marijuana.