KPD e-Press Release: Two Individuals Arrested on Multiple Drug Charges

Kingsport Police Department

Press Release

Incident Information

Type of Incident Two Individuals Arrested on Multiple Drug Charges
Date & Time July 27, 2013

7:45 PM

Location of Incident West Side Inn

1017 West Stone Drive

Kingsport, TN

Suspect Information

Name William A. Ward
Date of Birth/Age 1/18/1980

33 Years of Age

Race/Sex White/Male
Address 1609 Christian Bend Road

Church Hill, TN

Suspect Information

Name Amber L. Calhoun
Date of Birth/Age 10/15/1980

32 Years of Age

Race/Sex White/Female
Address 1708 East Stone Drive

Kingsport, TN

General Narrative

Two individuals have been arrested on multiple drug charges at the West Side Inn.

On July 27, 2013 at 7:45 PM, Kingsport Police Department Patrol Officers, assisted by K.P.D. Vice Detectives, responded to the West Side Inn, located at 1017 West Stone Drive in Kingsport, to investigate a complaint of a man carrying narcotics in a backpack.

Upon their arrival, they were able to determine that the man, later identified as William Ward, was inside room 113. When the officers knocked on the door and announced their presence, Mr. Ward exited the back door of the room in an effort to escape. Mr. Ward was immediately confronted by officers who ordered him to stop; however, he ignored their commands and attempted to flee. After a brief struggle, Mr. Ward was taken into custody.

Mr. Ward was found to be in possession of ten grams of a white rock substance believed to be Bath Salts in addition to items commonly utilized to package and distribute narcotics. He was also in possession of pills, marijuana, and a pipe used to smoke marijuana. Mr. Ward was also found to be in possession of $407 in U.S. currency believed to be profits from drug sales and a cell phone and laptop computer believed to be utilized to facilitate drug sales. All of the above items were seized. Mr. Ward was charged with the following:

1) Possession of Schedule I Drugs for Resale

2) Possession of Schedule VI Drugs

3) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

4) Resisting Arrest

Room 113 had been rented to Amber Calhoun who was also located at the scene. Ms. Calhoun was found to be in possession of hypodermic needles and a white rock substances believed to be Bath Salts. She was charged with:

1) Possession of Schedule I Drugs

2) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

For additional information, please contact:

Ptl. Thomas M. Patton

K.P.D. Community Relations & Crime Prevention Unit

423-229-9433

ThomasMPatton@KingsportTN.gov

Releasing Officer Ptl. Thomas M. Patton

K.P.D. Community Relations & Crime Prevention Unit

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