Man and woman arrested after pills found in traffic stop


A 42-year-old man and 32-year-old woman — both from Bradenton, Florida — were arrested Thursday morningafter a litany of pills were found in their car.


William Shane McAdams and Brandi Kay Rudrud were both charged with nine counts of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia. McAdams was additionally charged with driving with a suspended license/habitual offender.


Traffic Enforcement Unit Deputy Aaron Roddy stopped a southbound Chevrolet Impala on U.S. 1 in Marathon near the airport at approximately 11:54 a.m. for speeding and given the driver, McAdams, was not wearing a seat belt. McAdams appeared very nervous as Deputy Roddy asked for his driver’s license. McAdams stated he was unsure where he and the passenger, Rudrud, were headed.  A U.S. Border Patrol Agent arrived as backup.


Deputy Roddy learned McAdams had multiple driver’s license suspensions and was a habitual offender.


A search of the car yielded .3 grams of heroin, multiple assorted containers multiple pills some of which were identified as Buphrenorphine, Naloxone, Dextroamphetamine and Alprazolam among others, some of which will be sent to a lab to be tested. All are controlled substances that require a prescription. A glass pipe, electronic scale and multiple syringes were also found in the car.


McAdams and Rudrud were taken to jail.