Alexander man arrested on drug charges during traffic stop.
From the desk of Sheriff Scott Bradley and Prosecuting Attorney Cody Hiland
On June 22nd, 2016, Deputies from the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office during a traffic stop at Murphy USA in Clinton, arrested 24 year old William Timothy Mayfield of Alexander, who was a passenger in the vehicle. Deputies said the vehicle was occupied by the driver and Mayfield. Deputies said as they approached the vehicle they noticed that Mayfield was holding a gun. Deputies found on Mayfield, illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia. Assisting in the investigation was agents from the 20th Judicial District Drug Crime Task Force. Mayfield being charges with felony Possession of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine), felony Possession of a Drug Paraphernalia, and felony Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearm. Mayfield is currently incarcerated at the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Detention Center awaiting a first appearance.