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DECATUR — Deputies who pulled over a car for having windows that were tinted too dark said the Decatur driver turned out to be a drug dealer.

The vehicle was stopped 8 p.m. Wednesday at U.S. 36 and East Prairie Street. Macon County Sheriff’s Office Deputies T.J. Wolfe and D.G. Carr said they found about a quarter-pound cannabis packaged inside along with four bags of cocaine, weighing almost four grams, that the driver turned out of his pockets, according to a sworn affidavit.

The deputies said field testing produced positive drug results for both the cannabis and the cocaine.

The deputies said they also checked the windows using a device to measure the darkness of the tinting on the car. “... Both the front and rear windows… allow only 19 percent light transmittance, far less than the minimum allowed by state law,” the sworn affidavit said.

The driver remained in the Macon County Jail Thursday in lieu of posting $7,500 bail. He faces preliminary charges of drug possession and possession with intent to deliver. Preliminary charges are subject to review by the State’s Attorney’s Office.


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Macon County Courts Reporter

Macon County courts reporter for the Herald & Review.

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