Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Police Seize 87 Grams Marijuana, Loaded Handgun During Traffic Stop

Officer S. Gibbs and Lt. R. Sheppard talk with Samuel Wayne Hill following his arrest on drug and weapons charges on Monday. Smithfield Police seized a quantity of marijuana, a loaded handgun, and drug paraphernalia Monday. Officers responded to a disturbance call in the parking lot of the Sunoco on East Market Street around 6:00pm. A truck fled from the convenience store before police arrived but was spotted outside Howard Johnson’s on Mallard Road . Samuel Wayne Hill, 17, of Braswell Road , Smithfield was arrested on several charges including maintaining a vehicle to keep a controlled substance, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, possession of a handgun by a minor, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bail for Hill was set at $35,000.


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