Robert Smith caught with contraband after driving stolen Chevy Silverado

26-year-old Robert Benjamin Smith drove past officers in a stolen silver Chevy Silverado on Dotsonville Road on December 14th.  Officers conducted a traffic stop at the Foxland Drive and Barney Lane intersection. They learned that Smith did not have insurance on the truck and the tag belonging to it had expired in January 2022. A canine unit was then alerted to the driver’s side door during the investigation, leading to a search of the vehicle. During the search, officers located a stolen handgun, multiple syringes, a glass pipe, numerous small Ziploc baggies, a small bag containing .67 grams of methamphetamine, a set of knuckles, and a prescription bottle with multiple unknown pills broken into sections. When Smith was in custody, he helped them locate a small cellophane baggie with Xanax. He was taken into custody for the theft of a handgun, unlawful drug paraphernalia, possession of prohibited weapons, failure to comply with financial responsibility, unlawful removal of registration, a methamphetamine violation, and simple possession.

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