License Checkpoint Nets Drug Find

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

A driver's license checkpoint ends with one driver charged with several drug offenses.

The Martin County Sheriff's Office says it arrested 42 year old William Wayne Spruill following a checkpoint in Hassell.

Deputies say they smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. Authorities say a search of his car turned up marijuana, percocet and money. Spruill faces five drug related offenses.


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  • by Mike Location: Williamston on Feb 19, 2009 at 10:16 AM
    Great job to the MCSD even if it was a small amount that is one pot smoker who was taking off the street a little while. Maybe they will get him again with a lot and he will have to go jail.
  • by Mike Location: Beaufot County on Feb 17, 2009 at 04:25 PM
    He should have smoked it before he drove, and left his drugs at home. Sounds like Mr. Spruill might be in big trouble if he doesn't have a precription.for the pills.Maybe he should have stayed home .
  • by robert Location: newport on Feb 16, 2009 at 05:41 PM
    "Little minnow," There are lots of fish in the sea. By the way, I had 4 close encounters (accidents) today via. cell phone users. I didn't see any of them smoking pot...
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