Search Warrant Leads to Distribution Charge

   A Clinton man is facing Drug Distribution charges following a Search warrant issued at his residence. Clinton Public Safety executed the search warrant at 7 Sunday evening at 55 Beech Street and reported locating over 56 grams of marijuana along with three electronic scales. 

31-year-old Brian Eugene Knox of 55 Beech Street, Clinton was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, PWID Marijuana within Proximity of a School, with Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and with Illegal Possession of Prescription Medicine.

Brian Eugene Knox allegedly had 56.4 grams of marijuana in his possession in Clinton June 9th with the expressed intent to sell and or distribute. Public Safety Officer Ritter further states that this marijuana was packaged in three separate plastic baggies. This offense reportedly happened at 55 Beech Street, which is within a half mile of the Pine Street Park and Bell Street Middle School. Officer Ritter states that Knox was in possession of 56.4 grams of marijuana in his home where his five-year-old son lived, and further had drug paraphernalia and equipment used for selling marijuana located inside the residence, all within access of the child.

Knox was released Monday afternoon with posting bonds of at least $25,000 cash or surety and $620 personal recognizance.