Clinton Public Safety Officer Shane Harris was on foot patrol at 8:19 last night when he reportedly heard a subject in the area yelling from an apartment on Thornwell Street.
The officer went closer to the door to determine what was going on and a male opened the door. Officer Harris then reportedly smelled a strong odor of what was believed to be marijuana coming from the apartment. A man was observed inside sitting in a chair smoking a marijuana cigarette. The man placed the cigarette on the table and placed his hands in front of him as to motion for the officer to place handcuffs on him. The other man who opened the door then invited the officer to come in. 61-year-old Thomas Davis of #2 Thornwell Street Apartments was then placed under arrest. Marijuana was reportedly revealed between the mattresses of a bed and other drug paraphernalia was reportedly seized in the apartment. Mr. Thomas was being held overnight in Clinton City Jail for charges of Simple Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Breach of Peace.