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Man caught with 50 grams of crystal meth, Athens police say

Castillo Carthen (Source: Athens Police Department) Castillo Carthen (Source: Athens Police Department)
ATHENS, AL (WAFF) -

Athens police say a traffic stop led to a drug trafficking arrest Wednesday afternoon.

Police say an officer pulled over a vehicle on 5th Avenue near Sanders Street for a traffic violation at about 5 p.m. Wednesday. The driver was identified as 27-year-old Castillo Dontae Carthen of Belle Mina.

The officer said Carthen had three bags containing approximately 50 grams of crystal methamphetamine. He said he also had a set of digital scales and three acetaminophen hydrocodone pills.

Carthen was charged with drug trafficking, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked at the police department and transferred to the county jail.

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