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Wanted Albany man arrested for drugs

ALBANY, Ga. -- Wanted for questioning in a July murder case, Travis Lamar Williams found himself jailed under a relatively new drug-possession law.

An Albany Police Department report stated that 25-year-old Williams was found inside a residence at 507 Swift St. He was taken to Dougherty County Jail charged with possession of a controlled substance, "spice."

K-2, spice or synthetic marijuana was outlawed in Georgia when then Gov. Sonny Perdue signed the law in May.

"K-2 is a potent drug that can be difficult to detect," Perdue said when he signed the law. "Adding it to our state's banned substances list will protect Georgians' safety and health."

In January police stated that Williams was wanted as "a person of interest" stemming from the homicide of Shandreka Watson, 24, at 1205 Citrus Court. An autopsy was performed but the results were not made public.

According to reports, whoever killed Watson did it in front of her 15-moth-old son. The boy was unharmed.

Just after the murder, the Watson family offered a $5,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder.

Dougherty County Sheriff's Office deputies assisted in the arrest. No further information was immediately available.