A DoorDash driver parked in a handicapped spot, leading to the discovery of methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia in his possession Thursday night in Huntsville.
Huntsville police officer Ashley Massey was posted at Whataburger, located in the 200 block of Interstate 45 S around 11:30 p.m., when she noticed a Mini Cooper illegally parked in a handicapped spot. Massey approached the vehicle and asked the passenger why the vehicle was parked there, and she informed them that the owner – identified as William Levelle, 47, of Huntsville – was retrieving food for DoorDash.
When Levelle returned, officers noticed several butane lighters in the vehicle and conducted a search. During a search, officers discovered a pipe used to smoke methamphetamine, a small amount of marijuana in a pipe and a small amount of methamphetamine in a bag. Officers released the passenger without cause and placed Levelle under arrest.
“This was great work by our officers to follow their instincts and recover the drugs,” HPD Lt. Jim Barnes said.
Levelle was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is currently being held in the Walker County Jail on $5,000 in bonds.