The Bell County Sheriff’s Department arrested a man on Sunday after he allegedly let a minor smoke marijuana in his vehicle. Avil L. Williams, 23, of Harrogate, Tenn., was arrested by Deputy Joel Quillen and charged with second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, failure of non-owner to maintain required insurance and no/expired registration plates.
During a safety checkpoint on U.S. 119, a strong marijuana smell allegedly came from the vehicle when it was stopped, according to the arrest citation. Williams did not have registration plates on the vehicle and failed to produce an insurance card.
The citation states a female juvenile was inside the vehicle. The juvenile allegedly said she had smoked marijuana while she was a passenger in Williams’ vehicle.
Williams was lodged in the Bell County Detention Center.
In other police news, a man from Jonesville, Va., was arrested on Sunday by the Middlesboro police for possessing drugs. Kevin Allen Coleman, 38, was arrested by Officer Josh Burchett and charged with first- and third-possession of a controlled substance.
When Coleman was arrested in the Walmart parking lot, he had in his possession pills marked M130 and G6258 the citation states. The pills were allegedly in a silver aluminum pill container and were hid in the cigarette plug outlet.
The citation states Coleman did not have a prescription for either of the pills.
The MPD also arrested Brian Lewis Wilson, 40, of Middlesboro, on Saturday for allegedly giving a false name and birth date when police approached him.
According to the citation, Wilson gave the name Ricky L. Hatfield when approached by police. When police went to the residence where he was staying, other people gave his real identity.
Wilson was served a bench warrant.
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