WIRTZ - A Wirtz man is in jail after investigators found drugs in the truck he was driving during a traffic stop New Year's Day.
According to Captain Phillip Young, a deputy stopped a 1999 beige/gray Chevy S-10 pickup truck for an equiptment violation at 9 p.m. January 1 in the Wirtz community of Franklin County.
The deputy's K-9 partner searched the truck and alerted the deputy to a small plastic bag with a white crystal powder inside of it. A digital scale and needles were also found.
The passenger in the truck, Brian Allen Smith, 31, of Wirtz admitted to owning the drugs and paraphernalia. He was charged with possession of a controlled sustance, a felony.
Smith is being held in the Western Virginia Regional Jail wihtout bond.
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