Boyle Suspect Busted On Drug, Related, Unrelated Charges

DANVILLE - Danville and Boyle County authorities early Saturday reported the arrest of a local man on multiple drug offenses.

The Danville Police Department said Jasper E. McCann (no age stated) was taken into custody shortly after midnight Saturday morning and charged with possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, controlled substances and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

According to a department news release, Danville Officer Chris Stratton and Boyle County Special Operations Deputy Derek Robbins went to "McCann's place of employment after receiving an anonymous tip that McCann was in possession of illegal drugs and narcotics."

The police news release also states that "drug detection canines were utilitized." The dogs detected the odor of illegal substances "emitting from McCann's vehicle." The officers searched the car and found the marijuana, suspected oxycontin, the handgun and electronic scales.

Police say McCann also was served with an arrest warrant "for unrelated charges," which were not specified in the news release. There also was no information on McCann's resdience, nor the name or location of his place of employment, where the arrest took place.

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