25-year-old James Manning and 30-year-old Lamont Williams were charged with four counts of drug possession after being pulled over with a rainbow of illicit substances.
On November 3rd, Lebanon Police Officer Taylor initiated a traffic stop on I-40 near mile marker 238. He reportedly made contact with the driver, Lamont Williams, and the passenger, James Manning, and observed in plain view what was believed to be marijuana located near the middle of the gear shifter.
Per the affidavit, a further search of the vehicle revealed a bag of blue powder and a bag of pink powder believed to be heroin, a blue pill that was believed to be diazepam, two white bars that were believed to be Xanax, and what was suspected to be more marijuana on each of their persons. A digital scale, presumed to be used to measure drugs, was reportedly inside the middle console of the vehicle.
Upon a computer search, it was discovered that Lamont was driving on a revoked license and that he was previously convicted for driving without a license in 2017. During the booking process, Wilson County Sheriff’s Office personnel discovered multiple crushed orange pills, believed to be Suboxone, on Lamont’s person. Neither party claimed ownership of any of the drugs found. James gave the name Matthew Manning to the police during the traffic stop and has also been featured on Scoop: Wilson for violation of probation.
James Manning was arrested and charged with criminal impersonation, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of heroin, marijuana, diazepam, and Xanax. He was later released on a $2,500 bond.
Lamont Williams was arrested and charged with driving on a revoked license, possession of heroin, marijuana, diazepam, Xanax, Suboxone, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was later released on a $4,500 bond.