Traffic stop leads to two arrests, seizure of hydrocodone

Ethan Cord Burt and Gaylon Lekee Williams
Staff Writer

On Thursday evening, Oct. 22, investigators with the Nolan County Sheriff’s Office were conducting a narcotics investigation that involved a silver Chevrolet truck, and its occupants.
A Sweetwater Police Patrol Sergeant later located and stopped a silver truck matching the description of the suspected vehicle in the 900 block of Hillside, for an unrelated offense. Contact was made with the driver, Ethan Cord Burt, of Sweetwater who was accompanied by passenger Gaylon Lekee Williams, also of Sweetwater.
Nolan County deputies arrived on scene, confirmed on the vehicle and suspects and assisted Sweetwater Police in a roadside investigation and subsequently a vehicle search.
During the search, a deputy discovered drug paraphernalia and several oval pills determined to be hydrocodone, concealed in the glove box. A pat down of Williams was then conducted by Sweetwater Police that lead to the discovery of a plastic baggie containing suspected methamphetamine.
Both men were placed under arrest and transported to the Nolan County Jail where they were charged with the felony offense of possession of controlled substance. Williams was charged with an additional felony offense of assault/bodily injury. The case will be filed by the Sweetwater Police Department.