A 36-year old man from the South Williamson, Ky. area, Suneel Narra, was arrested by the Mingo County Sheriff’s Department earlier this week.
According to the criminal complaint filed in Mingo County Magistrate Court, Narra was operating a 1991 Chevrolet s-10 pickup truck and was driving on Vinson Street in Williamson.
Narra allegedly came up to a stop sign and started spinning his tires. Deputies also noticed that a headlight in the truck was not working.
The officers initiated a traffic stop and after talking to Narra noticed a strong smell of alcohol on his breath. The suspect was given a field sobriety test which indicated he was under the influence of alcohol, according to the arrest report.
Narra was then searched and the deputies found a .40 caliber Smith and Wesson firearm concealed in his back waistband. During the search the officers also found 11 grams of what they believed to be marijuana and 83 Alprazolam pills.
Narra could not provide the deputies with proof of registration or insurance on the vehicle. A check revealed that he was driving on a suspended license from the state of Florida.
He was charged with DUI, driving on a suspended license, possession with intent to deliver, carrying a concealed weapon, reckless driving and no proof of insurance.
Sheriff’s deputies M. Miller and Cpl. C. Endicott were the arresting officers. They were assisted by troopers of the Williamson detachment of the West Virginia State Police.
Narra was taken to the Southwestern Regional jail where he was booked and processed.