A Westville man is behind bars after a traffic stop led to the discovery of methamphetamine.

When deputies stopped the vehicle, K-9 Lasso conducted a free-air sniff of the vehicle and alerted to the presence of illegal narcotics in the vehicle. As Doughtie was asked to exit the vehicle he appeared nervous and kept putting his hand in his pocket, according to an HCSO release.

Doughtie ignored several commands to keep his hands out of his pockets and was restrained while a search of his person was conducted. The search revealed a cut straw and methamphetamine. Doughtie was placed in the patrol vehicle and according to HCSO, he was yelling and hitting the partition inside the vehicle. A probable cause search of the vehicle found another cut straw in the driver’s side door.

Doughtie is charged with possession of methamphetamine, resisting arrest without violence and possession of paraphernalia.

Leave a Reply

Advertising Options

Reach your target audience with our newspaper advertising options. Our publication has a wide readership, making it the perfect platform to promote your business or event.

To inquire about advertising rates and options, please fill out the form below and a member of our team will be in touch with you shortly.

Take advantage of our high readership and targeted demographics to promote your business to the right people. From print ads to online banners, we have a variety of options to suit your needs and budget.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to reach your target audience. Contact us today to learn more about our advertising options.

E-Mailing List Subscription

Stay informed with our email mailing list! Sign up today and never miss a beat on the latest news and events in your community.

To join our e-mailing list, simply fill out the form below. We’ll send you a weekly digest of the top stories, delivered right to your inbox.

By signing up, you’ll be the first to know about breaking news, upcoming events, and special promotions. Plus, you’ll be eligible for exclusive subscriber-only content and offers.