Baldwin County, Alabama – Hidden in hollowed battery cases, a copious 32 bundles with more than 115 pounds of Crystal Methamphetamine was seized in a traffic stop on Interstate 10 on Wednesday, February 28. The Sheriff’s Office along with their Special Operation Unit arrested Donald Scott Sells, 43, of Connell, Washington, and his 15-year-old son.
A total of eight golf cart battery cases containing contraband, with a street value of $3 million dollars, were confiscated.
Sells was said to be hauling a flatbed trailer with two golf carts on it and was reportedly making their way from Texas to Florida passing through eastbound, at the 56-mile marker, three miles east of the Wilcox Road Exit of Interstate 10.
The said drugs were found in golf cart battery compartments under the seats after Sells agreed to the search warrant issued thereof. On trial, both parties declared conflicting statements which added to the suspicion of the case.
Now behind bars, the suspect is faced with a case of drug trafficking charges and is in jail on a $300,000 bond. His son is under the custody of Baldwin County Juvenile Detention Center charged with a second-degree possession of Marijuana.
Baldwin County has garnered a good name in its operation of drug busts including similar events which led to a successful meth bust earlier this month. Meth, which is popularly known by its street names ice or glass, is now and still is gaining a wide scale proliferation among Americans.
In a recent survey from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new statistics from 2015 in America which shows that 3,700 died from Meth overdoses last 2014 and more than 4,500 reported deaths last 2015. That is an increase of 30%.