Clayton Police arrested a 25 year-old Johnston County man last week on methamphetamine possession charges.
Michael Shawn Webster was arrested on April 3rd. That night, a Clayton police officer was in a parking lot at the corner of US 70 Business and Robertson Street when he pulled a car over for traffic violation. As the officer approached the stopped car, he reportedly witnessed the driver putting something under the front seat. When asked if the driver had hidden anything on his person or otherwise, the driver, identified as Webster, told the officer he could search.
The officers allegedly found a box cutter style knife in the driver’s pocket. Halfway under the front seat was a 12oz can with a screw on lid. The officer unscrewed the top and found a hollow center with multiple objects inside that included a half smoked blunt with green leafy marijuana inside and a pill container with clear fine crystals inside. The crystals were 5 grams of suspected ICE or crystal methamphetamine. A Clayton Police K9 also discovered a clear pipe made for smoking crystal meth wrapped in a blue shop paper towel.
Webster, of Four Oaks, was arrested and then transported to the Johnston County Jail and charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, simple possession of marijuana, marijuana paraphernalia, and possession of drug paraphernalia meth pipe. Webster was given a $7500 secure bond.