Gilliam man arrested with drug paraphernalia

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A Saline County sheriff's deputy serving an arrest warrant in Gilliam Monday, June 21, got a little more than he expected when he knocked on the door of an apartment building.

According to a report of the incident, the officer smelled the odor of marijuana when the door was opened and then observed a discolored beer can with a small hole in it on the floor. The beer can later tested positive for the presence of THC, the main ingredient in marijuana.

Following a search of the apartment, the officer arrested the man who answered the door for possession of drug paraphernalia. The report says the man has a prior arrest record for distribution, delivery or manufacture of a controlled substance.

Information about the arrest was forwarded to the prosecuting attorney for review.

Editor's note: Our policy is to withhold the names of people allegedly involved in crimes until formal charges have been filed. Charges contained in reports provided by law enforcement officials are not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting charges must be presented before a jury, whose duty is to determine if the accused is guilty or not guilty of the charges.

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