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Four men cited for drug infractions
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A sheriff’s drug detective cited four men last Wednesday after a stop for speeding allegedly revealed marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The driver of the vehicle, 22-year-old Alexander Thrailkill of California received a citation for traveling 73 miles per hour in a 55-mile-per-hour speed zone.After a K-9 unit reportedly alerted officers to the presence of drugs, 22-year-old Jonathan Vincent Fusco of New York was cited for simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, 22-year-old William Rhotenberry of Texas was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and 22-year-old Justin Daniel Fischer of New York was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and simple possession of marijuana.After pulling the men over, the officer called the Smithville Police Department's K-9 unit, and the drug dog reportedly alerted on the vehicle.Authorities reportedly found a plastic container with less than a half-ounce of marijuana in Fusco's back pack was.Fusco also claimed ownership of pipe found in the vehicle.Lawmen also found a marijuana shredder in Rhotenberry's bag with some marijuana inside.In Fischer's bag was a plastic container that held a small amount of marijuana and some rolling papers.All four men will be in court on June 28.Meanwhile, Sunny Dale Crabtree, 35, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident on June 2. The sheriff said that a deputy called to the scene of an accident on Austin Bottom Road on June 2 found a wrecked vehicle and no sign of its occupants.The automobile, which had suffered significant damage in the accident, was towed.Investigating officers allegedly learned that Crabtree was the operator of the vehicle at the time of the accident, but is not the owner.Crabtree was arrested on June 7, and allegedly admitted to being the driver at the time of the collision, and leaving the scene.Her bond is $2,000 and she will be in court June 21.A 40-year-old Cookeville man, Robert Anthony Cross, was charged with public intoxication on June 8.