A routine traffic stop led Mobile Police to two drug trafficking arrests and the discovery of large quantities of ecstasy and heroin last Friday.According to police, on Sept. 11, a narcotics and vice canine unit conducted a traffic stop on a 2003 Ford Mustang on the southbound side of I-65 near the Creola exit.
As officers were walking the canine unit around the vehicle, the dog alerted officers to something inside the car. A search of the vehicle revealed approximately 154 grams of what police have identified to be MDMA — commonly known as ecstasy — as well as heroin.Law enforcement on both sides of the Bay and across the country have seen an increase in heroin use and sales since the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) began cracking down on prescription opiates, which produce a similar effect when abused. As a result of the traffic stop on Friday, officers arrested Ray Parker, 25 of Whistler, and 28-year-old Byron Law. Authorities claim the street value of these drugs was about $31,000.
Update: In the original press release Lagniappe received from the Mobile Police Department, one of the suspects was incorrectly identified as Byron Guy. As a result, that information was reported on Sept. 15. The second suspect was actually named Byron Law.
According to Mobile Metro jail records, Law was arrested Sept. 12 and charged with third degree theft of property, trafficking heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and trafficking illegal drugs.
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