A Fort Campbell soldier was arrested around 1:10 a.m. Friday while at East Ninth and Liberty streets after officers discovered he was in possession of drugs, according to a Hopkinsville police report.
Officers first observed Daniel A. Watts, 25, driving in the turning lane to turn onto East Ninth Street but did not use his turn signal. Watts’ license plate was also not illuminated and he was not wearing a seatbelt, the report added.
The officer stopped Watts and asked him where he was going. Watts told the officer he was visiting his girlfriend who lived on Dogwood Drive.
However, the officer saw Watts leaving Bryan Street. Watts also told officers he was using GPS to get around town, but the officer could not find a GPS in his vehicle and his phone was allegedly off.
The officer requested a K9 unit, which alerted that narcotics were in Watts’ vehicle, the report continued. After searching the vehicle, police allegedly found 1 gram of cocaine.
Watts was arrested and charged with first-degree possession of cocaine, rear license not illuminated, failure to wear seatbelt and failure to or improper turn signal.
In other reports:
- Deante L. Sharp, 27, Hopkinsville, was arrested around 12:20 a.m. while on Woodmill Road for charges of improper equipment, trafficking in marijuana less than 8 ounces, first-degree trafficking in a drug unspecified, carrying a concealed deadly weapon by a felony offender, using restricted ammunition during felony (no shots) and operating a motor vehicle on a suspended or revoked license. The charges came after officers discovered Sharp had a 9 millimeter handgun, marijuana, pills, a scale and additional ammunition in his vehicle, according to an HPD report.
- David L. Colgin, 31, Herndon, was arrested at 1:55 p.m. on South Virginia Street on the strength of a warrant for shoplifting over $500 after Colgin allegedly stole two carts worth of merchandise from Walmart on Clinic Drive, according to an HPD report. The items were valued at a total of $2,025, the report added.
This information was obtained through police, police reports or the Christian County Jail. Readers are reminded that a charge is only an accusation and everyone is entitled to the presumption of innocence until proven guilty in a court of law.