by Emily Waldrep
According to Woodville Police Captain Mike McCulley, Officer Erin Dees was working traffic at the intersection of MLK Drive and Hyde on August 17 at approximately 10:30 p.m when she saw a male subject walking in the middle of the dimly lit road in front of her.
Dees talked with the man, identified as Roy Edward McQueen, age 60, of Woodville, and during her interview with him noticed some nervous body language. Dees preformed a routine pat down on McQueen, which revealed a pocketknife and a pack of cigarettes.
The cigarette package contained a clear plastic baggy with crack cocaine inside.
McQueen was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance penalty group 1, less than 1 gram.
Woodville Municipal Judge Judith Haney set McQueen's bond at $6,000.
"Officers encounter people walking down the road at night a lot," McCulley said. "If they are walking in a part of the street that isn't lit and can be easily run over by a car, Officers will stop them and talk to them and ask them to move out of the road. As a result of that we sometimes make drug arrests and this is a prime example."