A Henderson man who police say drove around a railroad crossing arm was arrested for numerous charges, including possessing meth and marijuana.
According to Henderson Police, an officer witnessed 38 year old Malcolm Billings Jr drive around the railroad crossing arm on Washington Street around 1:30 Thursday morning and then swerved out of his lane of travel. The officer conducted a traffic stop and realized Billings appeared to be under the influence. Police say Billings gave the officer a different name.
After Billings failed field sobriety tests he was taken into custody for DUI. When searched, police reportedly found a baggie with a clear crystal substance in his pocket which field tested positive for Methamphetamine. During a K-9 search of the vehicle, police say a glass smoking pipe was found, along with marijuana, more baggies with white residue, and scales.
Billings was lodged in the Henderson County Detention Center for first degree possession of a controlled substance (meth), possession of marijuana, DUI, disregarding railroad crossing flasher lights, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license, no insurance, no person shall have more than one operator’s license and theft of identity of another without consent.
(Source: Henderson Co. Detention Center)