Disturbance Call Leads To Arrest On Pot Charges

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A call regarding a disturbance and the smell of pot led to the arrest of Clayton A. Ross on five charges relating to drugs and weapons.

Officers responded to a disturbance call at a residence on McLane Road and recognized the overwhelming odor of marijuana. They found Ross, 18, and Ruslan Mamedov, 27, inside. One officer noticed what appeared to be a large bag of marijuana on the coffee table and upon entering the apartment found one of the men hiding a large glass smoking bong.

Mamedov claimed he was there just to collect money due him, police officials said. Mamedov agreed to a urine test, which tested positive for THC (marijuana), police said. He was released, but advised a complaint would be filed against him.

After obtaining a release to search the residence, officers discovered that marijuana had been put up in small baggies. Initially Ross insisted he was not selling the drug, but he finally admitted to selling a half pound of marijuana to obtain rent money, according to police. Ross also agreed to a urine test, which tested positive for THC.

The search also revealed a rifle under the couch near the table where the drugs were found. In the kitchen, police say they found a blue Igloo water container with traces of marijuana in the bottom along with a digital scale. Behind the kitchen door police found a large orange and white glass smoking bong, which the subjects admitted they had been using just before the police arrived.

Police charged Ross with possession of marijuana for sale, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, misconduct involving a weapon and possession of a weapon during commission of a felony.

Ross was released on his own recognizance on Oct. 29 by Judge Dorothy Little.

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