Mitchell Man Arrested On Drug Charges

(MITCHELL) – A Mitchell man was arrested Tuesday night after a Mitchell Police officer stopped his vehicle for not wearing his seatbelt.

Police arrested 33-year-old Shawn East on charges of driving while driver’s license suspended with a prior conviction, possession of meth and drug paraphernalia, and two warrants.

Shawn East

According to a probable cause affidavit, an officer stopped East’s white Pontiac minivan on Curry Street.

East told the officer he forgot to put his seatbelt on. The officer then asked East for his driver’s license and registration. East told the officer he didn’t have a driver’s license and was not sure where the registration was. The vehicle belonged to his grandmother.

The officer then asked East to exit the vehicle.

The officer then learned East had a suspended driver’s license and was wanted on two warrants one for auto theft and the other for driving while his driver’s license was suspended.

During an inventory of the vehicle, police found a multicolored fabric pouch that contained smoking devices referred to a “chicken bones.” Inside those devices was a white powder substance that tested positive for meth. Police also found $70 in a small pouch.