April 8, 2011
The Culpeper Street Crimes Unit arrested two men on drug-related charges Wednesday night in two separate incidents.
Robert Lee Williams Jr., 27, has been charged with intent to distribute crack cocaine, two felony counts of assault and battery of police officers and misdemeanor obstruction of justice.
Sergio Rene Mejia, 26, was charged with a single felony charge of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute in a separate incident.
About 5:30pm Wednesday, officers assigned to the Street Crimes Unit received information that Williams was carrying illegal drugs. The officers spotted Williams, who appeared unsteady on his feet and possibly under the influence, on West Evans Street near Blue Ridge Avenue. When the officers approached Williams, he ran.
In an attempt to take Williams into custody, he got his hands free and allegedly assaulted Sgt. Tim Chilton. During the ensuing struggle to handcuff Williams, he allegedly assaulted Deputy K. D. Madison.
Following his arrest, police found several individually packaged “rocks,” believed to be crack cocaine and a small quantity of suspected powder cocaine. Williams was taken before a magistrate and later to jail.
About three hours later, officers began surveillance based on a tip that that a male would be in possession of illegal drugs and driving a red car in the area of the “lake house” near Lake Pelham Drive.
About 8:50pm, a member of the Street Crime Unit noticed a red 1993 red Honda four-door sedan pull into the lot. Officers found suspected cocaine by a rear tire of the vehicle. Mejia was arrested and taken before a magistrate and later to jail.
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