A Springhill man is behind bars for distribution of drugs following a traffic stop that led to his arrest.
David P. Montgomery, 48, of the 200 block of 6th Street SW, was arrested Thursday, July 2, and charged with distribution of a Schedule II CDS (methamphetamine) and a hold on two bench warrants from Ward II court – two counts of no driver’s license and one for speeding.
Although he was arrested on two bench warrants, court records show he had one more traffic violation, making it three. Bond was set at $75,000. A hold was placed on Montgomery for the two bench warrants.
According to reports, a traffic stop was initiated after North Webster Narcotics Task Force agents observed Montgomery as a passenger in a vehicle on Old Sarepta Church Road. Montgomery was placed under arrest on a warrant for the distribution charge following an undercover buy.
“We’d made an undercover buy from him several months back,” Lt. Shawn Baker, of the North Webster Narcotics Task Force, said. “We’d been looking for him, and he was staying with this young lady down in Porterville and she pulled out in her van. I recognized David in the van, and we stopped them and arrested him.”
Springhill Police Det. Ronald Wedgeworth was aware of two active bench warrants for failure to appear in Ward II court on the traffic violations aforementioned.
Montgomery was transported to the Springhill Police Department for booking and transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.