Undercover Operation Leads to Arrest of Three Suspects in Williamson County Drug Bust

Three people were taken into custody by Williamson County law enforcement after they were unknowingly drawn into an undercover operation. At 12:48 a.m. on January 4, deputies from the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office were conducting covert operations at a truck stop in the area when they noticed a suspicious car.

Coordinated Traffic Stops

A parking area on the northern side of the company was selected for the vehicle’s move. As deputies were surveying the parking lot, they noticed a second vehicle pull into the spot next to the first one.

The Sheriff’s Office reported that as the individuals exited the two vehicles, nearby deputies noticed what seemed like they were participating in a drug deal. As soon as they entered Interstate 57, the two vehicles parted ways. Both cars were pulled over simultaneously by marked patrol units that were helping with the operation.

The southbound vehicle on I-57 came to a complete halt. Tiffany J. Rivera was named as the driver, and Jui T. Barnes was named as the passenger. When the K-9 team from the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office got there, they sent out K-9 “Roxy” to sniff the car’s air for any traces of drugs, and he came up positive.

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Methamphetamine was found in the front passenger floorboard during a probable cause check of the car. Additionally, packaging materials and a digital scale were found by the deputies. The car was pulled over on I-57 heading north, and one of the passengers was recognized as Diego D. Nevith.

The Williamson County warrant for Nevith’s arrest was for possession of methamphetamine. A hypodermic syringe carrying methamphetamine was discovered during the search of Nevith.

During a warranted search of the car, a wallet was found. Deputies found Nevith’s Illinois ID, two credit cards bearing his name, and a red bag containing the methamphetamine that he had bought in the truck stop parking lot inside the wallet.

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Arrests and Charges

Following the stops, it was revealed that Nevith had successfully purchased methamphetamine from Rivera before leaving the truck stop. As a result:

  • Rivera was arrested and cited for Methamphetamine Delivery, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Adult Use Cannabis in a Motor Vehicle, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Barnes was arrested and cited for Possession of Methamphetamine.
  • Nevith was arrested and cited for Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Judicial Process

Subsequently, Rivera, Barnes, and Nevith were transported to and remanded into the custody of the Williamson County Jail. This operation highlights the proactive measures taken by law enforcement to address illicit drug transactions and ensure the safety of the community.

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