Swerving Vehicle on I-40 Leads to The Discovery Of Drugs and One Arrest

July 16, 2021
Mr. David McGrew

On June 27th, 2021, Sgt. Junior Fields stopped a white 2004 Chevy Impala after observing the vehicle cross over the white line and the driver line on multiple occasions while traveling on I-40. Upon stopping the vehicle and speaking to the driver, Sgt. Fields noticed an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Upon speaking to Mr. McGrew, the driver of the vehicle, it was discovered that he had a marijuana pipe with a small amount of marijuana in the vehicle. He also admitted to having some open liquor in the vehicle. He was asked to exit the vehicle and placed into the patrol car at that time.

Upon searching the vehicle, a crystal methamphetamine pipe and a glass marijuana pipe were located in the front passenger seat. In the back seat, Mr. McGrew had a cooler with open beer and liquor inside. Upon searching the trunk, 16.5 pounds of marijuana was found along with 5.8 ounces of THC resin. An additional search of the vehicle revealed 10 grams of methamphetamine.

Mr. Mcgrew was arrested and taken to the Smith County Jail for processing.

He is being charged with felony possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine, MFG/DEL/SELL controlled substance

He is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.