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Welsh Man Arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine

Deputies were dispatched to Roanoke, for a disturbance involving a firearm on Sunday, May 2, 2021.

Posted: May 3, 2021 10:30 AM

Deputies were dispatched to  Roanoke, for a disturbance involving a firearm on Sunday, May 2, 2021. As deputies were arriving in the area the complainant reported the vehicles were leaving and traveling east down Sandy Hill Road.

Deputies observed multiple vehicles coming down Sandy Hill Road and stopped the vehicles to investigate. Deputies approached a Maroon Dodge van driven by Kevin Johnson, 48, of  Welsh. Deputies smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the driver's side window while speaking with Johnson. Johnson was removed from the vehicle and observed throwing a small white cylinder down as he was removing items from his pants pocket. Deputies retrieved the cylinder and discovered it contained methamphetamine. Johnson was arrested for possession of CDS II methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and obstruction of justice.

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