Sergeant Darrell Newman with the Livingston PD places 40 year old Clifton Lee Sirmons, Jr. into the back of a Sheriff's patrol unit.
Passenger Arrested for Possession, LIVINGSTON, August 27, 2011 - At approximately 10:40 pm on August 26, 2011, Sergeant Christian Schanmier with the Polk County Sheriff's Office was on patrol in Livingston when he spotted a white Chevy Silverado near the Polk County Courthouse. Somebody in the pickup threw a beer bottle out right in front of Schanmier. Sergeant Schanmier initiated a traffic stop in the parking lot of Melbo's. The driver wasn't intoxicated, but Schanmier gained consent to do a vehicle search. A passenger in the vehicle, Clifton Lee Sirmons, Jr, 40, of Livingston, was found to be in possession of methamphetamine. Sirmons was actually the owner of the vehicle. Schanmier was backed up by Narcotics Investigator Vance Berry and Sergeant Darrell Newman and Officer Kaleb Barker (both with Livingston Police Department). Clifton Lee Sirmons was placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance and the driver of the truck was cited for littering. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered Sirmons' vehicle and it will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston. The scene was cleared shortly after midnight.
Sergeant Christian Schanmier and Investigator Vance Berry conducted a vehicle search in the parking lot of Melbo's convenience store.
Sirmons' vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing.
Houdini was all smiles. Houdini and Ken reportedly reached a labor agreement for Houdini's services as tow truck guard dog.
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