Felon found in stolen vehicle with a pound of meth, a stolen handgun, and over $9,000

43-year-old Shawn Watson was charged with possession of meth, Xanax, and drug paraphernalia, as well as theft of a vehicle, and theft of a handgun after being pulled over for a broken taillight and the cops found the car to be stolen.

On October 17th, Memphis Police Officer Carter pulled Shawn Watson over between I240 West and Airways Boulevard for a tail light being out. When Carter made contact with Watson, he searched his name in the system and discovered that he had a warrant for theft of property in September.

Shawn Watson (SCSO)
Shawn Watson (SCSO)

After officers detained Watson they ran the tags of the 1992 Jeep Wrangler he was driving and discovered it was stolen. Officers proceeded to search Watson’s person and found a large amount of money that was identified to be $9,037 and a clear plastic baggy with methamphetamine in a fanny pack. Inside the vehicle, officers found a zip-up bag with a brick of 517.3 grams of meth inside and a backpack with several small plastic baggies also containing meth. The police also discovered three black vape pens, several digital scales, glass pipes, and one Xanax pill. A Taurus G2C 9mm and a Glock-17 9mm, which was reportedly stolen in July from a vehicle in Memphis, were found during the search of the Jeep. The stolen vehicle was valued at $1891 by Kelly Blue Book and Watson was discovered to be a convicted felon.

Shawn Watson was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine, Xanax, drug paraphernalia, a firearm during a felony as well as two counts of theft of property, and felon possessing a handgun. He was released on a $300,500 bond.

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