D Is For Drugs: Police Find Narcotics Hidden In Dictionary

| by Amanda Andrade-Rhoades

Police in Elba, Alabama, say they found drugs hidden in a dictionary during a traffic stop on June 12.

With the help of a K-9 unit, police recovered eight bags of crack cocaine, an ounce of marijuana and roughly nine grams of synthetic marijuana, also known as “spice,” reported Dothan First. They also recovered a digital scale inside the vehicle.

“There appeared to be two dictionary-looking books in the car. Officers picked it up. It was not a book," Chief Deputy R.W. Whitworth with the Coffee County Sheriff's Office told Dothan First. “When you opened up the cover on it, it had a locked container, and when you opened the container, there were the drugs."

Eddie Sewell Jr., 40, was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana second degree. His companion, Eric Trent Williams, 52, was charged with possession of marijuana second degree.

Both men have posted bail and are no longer in custody at the Coffee County Jail, The Huntsville Times reported. 

Whitworth added: “It may look like a duck and walk like a duck, but it may not be a duck.”

sources: Dothan First, The Huntsville Times

Image: Coffee County Jail via WSFA