• Dennis McCaslin

Traffic stop results in multiple felony counts for Fort Smith man and woman

Updated: Sep 29, 2020

Victor Medlock

A Fort Smith couple remains behind bars after arrests last week during a traffic stop with both faces a myriad of drug related and other charges, according to information obtained from the Fort Smith Police Department.

Victor Dewitt Medlock and Danija Lynette Williams were both taken to the Sebastian County Detention Center on Thursday, September 23 after a traffic stop at the intersection of North 36th and Grand Avenue. Illegal narcotics, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and other items were located in the vehicle on the person of both suspects as well as cash, cell phones, a Chromebook and three Michael Kors bags.

Danija Williams

Medlock initially identified himself as "Christopher Moore" and did not provide investigating officers with any identification or insurance information for the vehicle. He later admitted the vehicle was not his. Williams gave officers a state ID during the initial conversation.

After smelling the odor of marijuana in the vehicle, officers got a consent to search when Medlock admitted to having "a blunt" in the car. When Williams got out of the vehicle she placed a cigarette carton on top of the car which was found to have 10 grams of a white crystalline substance inside of it and a small amount of "THC Shatter wax" inside of a cigarette wrapper.

The driver was then identified to be Victor Medlock, who showed to have several outstanding warrants for his arrest through dispatch. Williams also admitted to having five Ecstasy tablets in her bra, and they were later retrieved at the police station.

During the search of the car, officers found a blue Michael Kors backpack that contained a large baggie of a green leafy substance. There was also a digital scale with green leafy residue inside.

Another Michael Kors bag contained a Lenovo Chromebook tablet, several baggies, THC infused Bath Bombs, and a Crown Royal bag with a "Silverchair CD" scale with green leafy residue was located.

Inside of a Michael Kors purse officers found a metal "Raw" container that held a small amount of a green leafy substance and a metal smoking device with a burned leafy residue inside of it, a broken dab pen with unknown liquid inside of a "Rick and Morty" box, and two sandwich bags that each contained a green leafy substance.

A search of the truck revealed more baggies, a rifle, two loaded rifle magazines, loose ammunition and other items.

Medlock faces a a total of $32,726.61 in bonds plus a no bond hold for being a felon in possession of a firearm. He also stands charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, one count of simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, two counts of felony failure to appear, three counts of contempt and one count of obstructing governmental operations.

Williams was book on charges of possession of a Schedule VII controlled substance, possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms. She faces $26,000 in bonds as well as a no bond hold.

Both suspects face their initial court appearances on Wednesday.

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