The Braxton Democrat

Expired registration leads to drug arrests

Deputy A.L. Groves of the Braxton County Sheriff’s Department spotted a Chevrolet Suburban with an expired registration just after 5:00 a.m. Sunday, January 23. When the officer stopped the vehicle, he discovered it was occupied by Anthony Paletti of Flatwoods and Melissa S. Thompson of Gassaway.During initial questioning Deputy Groves found the driver, Paletti, to be, what he termed in the criminal complaint “extremely nervous.” Cpl. C.E. Westfall arrived on scene and witnessed the same activity. Based on the suspicious behavior, the officers requested that Chief S.L. Brown of the Flatwoods Police . . .

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