Shawn Williams Arrested For Smuggling Drugs In Baggage At Chattanooga Airport

Thursday, March 21, 2019
- photo by Chattanooga Police Department
Shawn E. Williams, 30, is charged with possession of marijuana for resale and THC vapes for resale.  Chattanooga Police Department narcotics investigators arrested Williams while he was attempting to smuggle nearly three pounds of marijuana, hundreds of THC oil vials and drug paraphernalia while traveling through the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport. 

On Tuesday, CPD narcotics investigators were contacted by another law enforcement agency with intelligence they received about a suspect transporting a significant amount of THC oil into Chattanooga. CPD Investigators coordinated with Chattanooga Airport Police to set up surveillance for the suspect. A CPD K9 hit on the suspect's checked bags and the suspect was detained after retrieving his bags from the conveyor belt.
The suspect gave consent for officers to search his bags. Inside a suitcase, investigators found 399 THC oil vials (11.9 lbs.) with approximately 90 percent THC in each and 2.7 lbs. of marijuana packaged in vacuum sealed bags. During a search of the suspect's car a vacuum sealer and vacuum bags were also found. 

Williams was transported and booked into the Hamilton County Jail. He is scheduled to appear in Hamilton County Sessions Court on April 3.

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