Enforcement Stop Leads to DUI Arrest and Controlled Substance Seizure

At approximately 9:33 PM, on October 31, 2015, a Williams Police Officer saw a vehicle commit a traffic violation near Highway 20, the Williams Police Department reported.

The officer conducted an enforcement stop on Highway 20, just west of E Street.

The Officer contacted the driver, identified as 57-year-old Mark Edward Payne, of Laytonville, CA.

During the enforcement stop, the officer observed the strong odor of marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle;  this lead the officer to launched an investigation that subsequently revealed Payne was in possession of approximately four pounds of marijuana, packaged for sale, police said.

Further investigation revealed that Payne was also in possession of a small amount of cocaine, as well as over $1200.00 in cash.

Officers seized the marijuana, cocaine, and currency.

Payne was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance, police said.

Payne was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Colusa County Jail for possession of a narcotic, possession of marijuana for sale, and driving under the influence of a controlled substance. ◄

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Lloyd Green Jr. is the Owner and Publisher of the Williams Pioneer Review. He is dedicated in publishing the news and informing the community of Colusa County. Lloyd has been with the publication since 2008, and purchased the business in 2010. Under his ownership the newspaper has grown significantly in subscriptions, publishes weekly, and obtained the title of Newspaper of General Circulation by the Superior Court of Colusa County in Sept. 2007. Lloyd is also the director of advertising, classified manager, legal notice clerk, and circulation manager. To contact Lloyd, email him at lloyd@colusacountynews.net or call (530) 458-4141 ext. 100.