Drugs, money seized in bust

-A A +A
By Lisa King

When deputies pulled over a car for running a stop sign on Woodfield Circle last Friday, they had no idea the traffic stop would lead to a drug bust.

Shelby County Sheriff's Detective Jason Rice said the incident began routinely enough, but that he and sheriff's deputy Eric Hettinger got suspicious when the passenger got out of the car and started walking away.

"We called to him to come back and he did, and he was acting really nervous," Rice said. "That's when we started to suspect we had something more than just somebody running a stop sign."

Rice and Hettinger found marijuana on the man, Casey McCall, 22, of Shelbyville.

"We asked him if we could search his home and he said yes," Rice said.

Officers went to McCall's home on Eastview Circle, where they found more marijuana, narcotics, a pipe, a digital scale and a large amount of cash.

Rice said McCall, who is unemployed, was extremely cooperative during the search.

He was charged with trafficking in marijuana (less than 8 oz.) and possession of marijuana, both misdemeanors. He also incurred two felony charges -- possession of drug paraphernalia, second offense, and second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (Schedule III narcotics) first offense.