Drug charges levied
Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 4:00 pm
An Obion County man was arrested on drug-related charges after Martin police responded to a call Wednesday afternoon.
Clinton M. Laster, 32, of Hornbeak was taken into custody at 4:16 p.m. Wednesday on Hannings Lane in Martin and charged with Schedule II drug violations and promotion of methamphetamine manufacture, according to a Martin Police Department report released Monday.
Police had responded shortly before 4 p.m. to the parking lot of Community Developmental Services at 455 Hannings Lane after being notified by the father of a registered vehicle owner that his son’s vehicle was stolen and was sitting in the CDS parking lot.
An officer arrived to find the car sitting in the parking lot and police then conducted a welfare check on the vehicle and a man sitting in the passenger seat. The man, identified as Laster, told police the owner of the vehicle had driven him and another man to the location to get some dental work, according to the report.
Police reported Laster claimed he had been sitting at the location all day and did not have a ride home. An officer told him he would give him a ride to the police department in order for him to call a ride, but before putting him in the patrol car, the officer performed a safety patdown for weapons.
During the patdown, the officer reported he found a knife in one of Laster’s pockets and a small clear plastic baggy containing about 0.6 grams of a substance believed to be meth in another pocket. In addition, he found in one of the pockets a white filter wrapped in a clear plastic wrapper with what is believed to be methamphetamine residue and two packs containing nine pills of time-release pseudoephedrine.
The clear plastic baggy was to be sent to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation crime lab for more analysis, police reported.
Published in The Messenger 1.15.13
Clinton M. Laster, drug charges