William Chavez Cartmell

(Smith County Insider Press) – On January 18, 2020, Sergeant Junior Fields, Deputy Nathan Williams, and Deputy Robin Bellar went to Riverview Regional Medical Center to speak to two individuals after they were transported to the hospital due to a drug overdose on Agee Branch Lane.

According to the police report, the individuals stated that they had worked out a deal with William Cartmell (30, Hickman) to trade a tablet for heroin. After making the trade, the two drove down the road and stopped to use the heroin, at which time the overdose occurred. Smith County Emergency Medical Services resuscitated the two before they were transported to Riverview Regional Medical Center. 

According to the police report, Sergeant Fields, Deputy Williams, and Deputy Bellar then went to a residence on Agee Branch Lane and made contact with Cartmell. Sergeant Fields asked Cartmell where the rest of the heroin was. Cartmell stated he did not have any, but he did state he bought the tablet. After speaking with Cartmell again, he agreed to show Sergeant Fields where the heroin was located. He went into one of the hallways of the residence where laundry was piled up and pulled out a pair of jeans. He then pulled a cigarette pack out of one of the pockets and handed it to Sergeant Fields. Inside the cigarette pack was a baggie with approximately 3.9 grams of heroin, a dollar bill with an unknown amount of heroin inside it, and a cut straw containing residue. 

Cartmell was placed under arrest and transported to the Smith County Jail for processing. Cartmell is charged with reckless endangerment, possession of Schedule I, and possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to use.