WILLIAMSON – Twice in less than a week, the Williamson Police Department (WPD) has made another big drug arrest.
On Sunday, November 15, Lt. G.P. Dotson and Patrolman C. Daniels pulled over a black Dodge Stratus on West 3rd Avenue for speeding. When the officers approached said vehicle they smelled a strong odor which officers believed to be marijuana.
The defendant, later identified as Shannon Sartin, admitted to officers that he had a substantial amount of marijuana in the passenger seat of his vehicle. Lt. Dotson and Daniels seized two large white baggies, which contained five pot plants and approximately 205 buds.
Officers also seized two other baggies for alleged distribution and scissors used for trimming. During the interview which was later conducted, Sartin advised officers that he cultivated the marijuana for personal use to smoke. He was arrested in West Virginia as he was heading back to Kentucky to deliver the marijuana to a friend, according to the Lt. Dotson’s police report.
Lt. Dotson said Sartin has a criminal record.
Lt. Dotson said the WPD is working hard to crack down on the drug problem in the city of Williamson.
(Kyle Lovern is the Editor for the Williamson Daily News. He can be contacted at [email protected] or at 304-235-4242, ext. 2277 or on Twitter @KyleLovern.)