Alabama man faces multiple drug charges

 WASHINGTON COUNTY –An Opp, Alabama man is behind bars in Washington County on drug possession and paraphernalia charges. 

A Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputy initiated a traffic stop on Pate Pond Road Wednesday, Nov. 17. Deputies say the vehicle appeared to take an unusually long time to pull over but eventually came to a stop near Interstate 10. The deputy contacted the driver who identified himself as 31-year-old Colby Lee Wyatt. 

The deputy observed a pill bottle in the passenger seat of the vehicle. According to WCSO, Wyatt was detained after he began acting nervously and was hesitant to answer questions or comply with commands. A K-9 was deployed and gave a positive alert to the presence of narcotics inside the vehicle.  

Wyatt then agreed to speak with the deputy, to whom Wyatt responded, “I don’t do that.” when asked if there were narcotics inside the car. 

A search of Wyatt’s person resulted in deputies locating a glass smoking pipe in Wyatt’s pants pocket. The pipe contained methamphetamine residue. A search of the vehicle yielded a small, zippered case containing a white, powdery substance inside the center console. A small plastic baggie with a powdery substance was found under the passenger seat, and a pill bottle containing a controlled substance and a white crystalline substance was located in the driver’s seat. The contents of the latter items field tested positive for methamphetamine.  

WCSO stated the narcotics located in the driver’s seat were consistent with an individual attempting to destroy evidence to prevent law enforcement from locating it.  

Wyatt is charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia, and destruction of evidence.