Friday March 1st, 2024 9:32AM

Alto man arrested in White County on drug charges

By Austin Eller News Director

The White County Sheriff's Office arrested an Alto man Monday evening after he was found with illegal drugs during a traffic stop.

According to a press release from the agency, a White County Sheriff's Office Deputy stopped a pickup truck for speeding on Helen Highway at about 7:30 p.m.

The deputy smelled marijuana in the vehicle during the traffic stop. A White County K9 unit alerted on the vehicle.

The vehicle was then searched and authorities seized three pounds of marijuana and over six ounces of illegal mushrooms.

A passenger in the vehicle, Richard Lyle Dickens, 53, of Alto, was arrested and charged with trafficking a Schedule 1 drug and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

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