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Argument on Gate City street leads to drug arrest

September 12th, 2013 9:55 pm by Wes Bunch

Argument on Gate City street leads to drug arrest

GATE CITY — A report of a public argument in Gate City that possibly involved a gun led the arrest of a Scott County man this week on drug possession charges.

Grayson Corey Gibson, 22, 126 Phoenix St., Dungannon, was arrested by the Gate City Police Department on charges of possession of Schedule III narcotics, possession of Schedule IV narcotics and possession of marijuana.

According to Gate City Police Chief Kim Birchfield, authorities received a call around 8:00 p.m. Tuesday regarding a group of people that were “yelling and arguing” with each other near the Scott County Life Saving Crew headquarters in Gate City.

The caller told central dispatch that a gun was possibly involved in the incident.

After arriving at the scene, Birchfield said officers interviewed three individuals and conducted pat down searches.

Birchfield said no guns, or other weapons, were found on any of the individuals.

During one of the searches, authorities allegedly found Gibson in possession of “several types of pills, as well as a small amount of marijuana.” 

Gibson allegedly told authorities the drugs belonged to his girlfriend, before recanting the story moments later and admitting the both the pills and marijuana were his.

Gibson was taken into custody and booked at the Scott County Sheriff’s Office before being released later that day on a $1,000 unsecured bond.


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