K9 Vadar indicates positive; CPD finds meth inside of diversion safe in a burglar’s Volkswagen

29-year-old Michael Martin was charged with possession and paraphernalia as well as burglary when CPD responds to a burglary at Walmart then find methamphetamine with other paraphernalia in his vehicle.

On September 3rd, Clarksville Police Department Officers Knoblock and Robinson were dispatched to Walmart located at 3050 Wilma Rudolph Boulevard. They did so in reference to Michael Martin shoplifting $40 worth of merchandise past all points of sale, per the loss prevention officer, Richard James. While he was being detained and interviewed about the shoplifting he told the officers that he drove there in a Volkswagon. The vehicle’s keys and a Samsung cellphone were found in his pockets after police searched his person.

Michael Martin (MCSO)
Michael Martin (MCSO)

K9 Officer Stanton deployed Police Dog Vader to do a free air sniff of Martin’s Volkswagen in the parking lot. Vader indicated a positive identification that there were drugs inside the vehicle so the officers conducted a probable cause search. Inside the vehicle, police found half a gram of methamphetamine inside a diversion safe as well as a digital scale, glass pipe, plastic vial, and a drug ledger. Martin claimed ownership of everything found inside the vehicle when he was being interviewed with the police.

Michael Martin was arrested and charged with methamphetamine violations, unlawful drug paraphernalia, and burglary. He is currently jailed in lieu of an $11,000 bond.

Sebastian Shaw

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