Teen visitor faces drug possession charge

An Ohio teen was issued a summons to appear in court in Brown County after police reported finding marijuana and paraphernalia in his car.

Nashville Police Officers William Pruitt and Richard King were patrolling on 46 West near Green Valley Church Road on Sept. 15 when they clocked a vehicle driving 68 mph in a 45 mph zone. While following the vehicle into Nashville, the officers reported it went left of center two times coming down the hill into town.

The driver, Aidan J. Smith, 19, told police he was not familiar with the roads and was trying to get back to Columbus, Indiana. While speaking with Smith, King reported smelling marijuana.

When asked if there was marijuana in his car, Smith said no, but that his friends had smoked in his car three or four days prior, the affidavit states. King told Smith he could smell marijuana and Smith told him there was a bowl in the passenger glove box. King found the bowl and a green leafy substance in a cigar pouch.

Smith was issued a speeding ticket along with two summons. On Sept. 29, he was charged with possession of marijuana, a Class B misdemeanor.