When you absolutely have to get to Walmart at 3:30 in the morning and the clothes you’re wearing and bags you’re carrying contain any or all of the following:
- two suboxone strips
- 0.5 grams of methamphetamine
- 6.4 grams of marijuana
- 0.7 grams of unidentified crystals
- 5 baggies containing 5.2 grams of black tar heroin
- a ball of black tar heroin weighing 13.2 grams
- 18 needles
- a cooking spoon
- two marijuana smoking pipes
- one meth smoking pipe
- a grinder
- a large quantity of plastic baggies commonly used for packaging small amounts of narcotics
walk. Bike. Take a bus if they’re still running. Do anything but ask a police officer for a ride.
A deputy was refueling his patrol car at the Shell station at the intersection of U.S. 72 and Interstate 65 at about 3:30 a.m. that morning. He reported that when he went inside, the clerk asked if he could give someone a ride to Wal-Mart.
This man was identified as Alex Wiley Smith, 38, of Pounding Mill, Virginia.
The deputy agreed to a courtesy transport but said he needed to check his identification first. The driver’s license came back as cancelled.
At that point the officer said he would have to conduct a search of Smith and his property before he could allow him into the police car. Smith agreed, and now here we are.
Smith, who was being held until somebody posted a $57,500 bond at the time this was written, was charged with first-degree possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and drug trafficking.