Urbandale man arrested on drug charges after reporting prowlers

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Bruce Wayne Williams, 28, of Urbandale was arrested Wednesday on a Polk County warrant for failure to appear on original charges of carrying weapons and first-offense possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine and on West Des Moines Police Department charges of possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine, failure to affix drug stamp, possession of contraband in a correctional institution and possession of drug paraphernalia.

An Urbandale man was arrested Wednesday evening at a West Des Moines motel after reporting to police that people were trying to break into the adjoining room.

Bruce Wayne Williams, 28, of 4333 60th St., Urbandale, was arrested on a Polk County warrant for failure to appear on original charges of carrying weapons and first-offense possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine and on West Des Moines Police Department charges of possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine, failure to affix drug stamp, possession of contraband in a correctional institution and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The incident began Wednesday 7:45 p.m. Wednesday at a motel in the 7600 block of Office Plaza Drive N. in West Des Moines, where officers of the West Des Moines Police Department responded to a report of suspicious activity made by Williams.

Officers made contact with Williams, a resident of the motel, who “let officers in the room” in order to “show them evidence of someone trying to break in.”

According to court records, the officers “observed a pipe with narcotics residue in plain view” and then “found a smoke pipe in his back pocket” when Williams was patted down for weapons.

A warrant was confirmed for Williams’ arrest, and he was taken into custody. A search disclosed “a clear baggy with methamphetamine,” according to a field test, and “a scale with narcotics residue.”

Williams is held in the Dallas County Jail on a $100,000 cash or surety bond. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Aug. 14 in Dallas County District Court.

*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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