We received reports early Friday morning that traffic was backing up on interstate 20/59 and there was a large police presence.

Authorities have now stated that after a short pursuit, 45-year-old Coker resident Thomas Bradley Walker is behind bars at the Tuscaloosa County Jail. He's being charged with trafficking methamphetamine, receiving stolen property, tampering with physical evidence, resisting arrest, and attempting to elude law enforcement.

Drug agents on the scene discovered cash, a substantial quantity of methamphetamine and a stolen AR-15 rifle.

Tuscaloosa Police Department