DECATUR — A Decatur man pulled over Wednesday and accused by police of carrying crack cocaine and more than $1,000 in his wallet is now facing preliminary charges of being a drug dealer.

Decatur police Officer Jonathan Jones said in a sworn affidavit that the 27-year-old man, already wanted on an outstanding warrant for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, had been stopped in the 900 block of East Johns Street.

Jones said the man had 4 grams of crack in a bag tucked into his underwear. A search of his home in the 1300 block of East Moore Street found a digital scale which had traces of a white powdery residue and a box of clear sandwich bags nearby and a baggie with the corners cut off.

“Detective Jones states that through his training and experience he knows subjects engaged in illegal sales of narcotics commonly use digital scales and clear plastic baggies to package and distribute their illegal drugs,” the affidavit said.

Police later used a “computer program” to determine that the man’s home is is within 600 feet of Johns Hill Park. This led to him being jailed on preliminary charges of possession of controlled substance with intent to deliver within 1,000 feet of a park.

He was released from the Macon County Jail after posting $50,000 bond. He is due to be arraigned Jan. 23.

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Courts and public safety reporter for the Herald & Review.

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