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Parton's DUI leads to drug charges
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A drunk driver should have been more careful about where he stored his dope after lawmen found a bag of marijuana lying in plain sight after pulling him over.
The suspect, Tracey Glenn Parton, 45, has been charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell, DUI and driving on a revoked license. He will face preliminary hearing before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke on March 26.
Parton was pulled over by deputies late on the evening of Dec. 20 after someone reported he was recklessly driving. Parton refused to take a sobriety test and was cited for violation of implied consent. He could face a year revocation of his driver license for refusing the test. Lawmen discovered that he was already driving on a revoked license when they pulled him over, meaning any revocation for implied consent would be on top of the revocation he is on now.
After charging him for DUI, authorities discovered the marijuana Parton had been transporting.
“I saw a gallon zip-lock bag containing a green leafy substance laying in the back passenger-seat floorboard in plain view,” said Sheriff’s Deputy Houston Cantrell.
The marijuana subsequently weighed-in at 2.90 ounces, enough to land trafficking charges against the drunk driver.