DECATUR — Police said a 32-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after officers found cannabis, cocaine, ecstasy and various pills during a search. 

A signed police affidavit said officers watched Durames K. Johnson as he sat on the porch of a vacant residence in the 900 block of West Marietta Street. A man was seen walking onto the porch for a short period of time and then leaving, the affidavit said. 

Officers eventually approached Johnson and searched a backpack that he had with him, the affidavit said.

The affidavit said the backpack contained 438 grams of field-tested cannabis, 12.5 grams of field-tested powder cocaine, 93 tablets of suspected ecstasy, 23.5 suspected amphetamine pills, 80 suspected alprazolam (sold under the brand name Xanax) and one suspected pill of oxycodone.

There were also numerous plastic baggies, two electronic scales and two cellphones in the backpack, the affidavit said. Johnson had a cellphone and $480 on him that police said were consistent with proceeds from street-level drug sales, the affidavit said. 

Johnson faces preliminary charges of manufacturing and delivering 15 grams of cocaine, manufacturing and delivering 30 to 100 grams of cannabis and manufacturing and delivering controlled substance.

He also faces a preliminary manufacturing and delivering controlled substances within 500 feet of a church.

Preliminary charges are subject to review by the Macon County State's Attorney's Office. 

Johnson was held in the Macon County Jail Thursday in lieu of $100,000 bond. He is due in court for arraignment on Sept. 18.

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