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Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times
  • Smyrna Police arrest driver and passenger after finding weapons and drugs in car

  • A traffic stop that started with a seatbelt violation led to the arrest of a man and a woman on drug and weapons charges this morning in Smyrna.
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  • A traffic stop led to the arrest of a man and a woman on drug and weapons charges this morning in Smyrna.
    At 5:13 a.m., officers from the Smyrna Police Department pulled over a driver for not wearing a seatbelt at South DuPont Boulevard (Route 13) and East North Street.
    The officer talked to the man who gave a fictitious name, police said.
    After an investigation, the true identity of the driver was obtained and he was found to have two active warrants. The suspect was taken into custody along with a female passenger.
    Officers searched the vehicle officers and found a .32 caliber automatic handgun, an 18-inch expandable baton, 1.1 grams of methamphetamine, 0.4 grams of marijuana, and $525.
    The driver, William Alexander, 38, of the unit block of East South Street, Smyrna, was charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited from having one, criminal impersonation, possession of a controlled substance, carrying a concealed deadly instrument, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while suspended/revoked, possession of registration card, display of registration, and a seatbelt violation, police said.
    The female passenger, Sara Smith, 25, of the 2000 block of Kenton Road, Dover, was charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited from having one, possession of a controlled substance, carrying a concealed deadly instrument, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.
    Alexander and Smith were both arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 2 by videophone. Alexander was committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in default of $24,503 secured bond, and Smith was released on $8,000 unsecured bond.

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