DPD arrests two on drug charges


An investigation by the Dothan Police Department’s Vice Division led them to the 500 block of Blackman Road in south Dothan.

Okala Williams, 25 of Dothan AL, was arrested on scene and charged with Drug Trafficking.

Timothy Melendez, 35 of Headland AL, fled the scene striking a police vehicle as he entered the roadway. Melendez then led officers on a vehicle pursuit until a Dothan Police Patrol Officer successfully deployed a tire deflation device. Melendez was taken into custody at Ross Clark Circle and East Main Street.

Melendez was charged with Drug Trafficking and Assault 2nd degree, with misdemeanor charges pending.

45 pounds of synthetic marihuana was recovered.

The Dothan Police Department would like to thank the Henry County Sheriff’s Office and the Houston County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance during this investigation.

All persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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