A man who police said had drugs and a weapon in his possession after he was found sleeping in a running vehicle was sentenced to jail Tuesday in Washington County District Court.
Ryan M. Webster, pleaded no contest Aug. 13 to possession of a controlled substance, a Class 4 felony. He was also found guilty of violating his post-release supervision.
Judge John E. Samson sentenced Webster to six months in the Washington County Jail for the possession and 90 days in jail for the violation. The sentences are to be served concurrently. He was given credit for 113 days served.
Prior to sentencing, Webster asked for leniency so he could help care for his grandfather who has health issues.
“I've learned my lesson,” he said. “My grandparents mean more to me than any drug.”
Webster was arrested June 25.
According to an arrest affidavit, Blair police were called at approximately 7:22 a.m. to the 1400 block of Washington Street to check on a man slumped forward in the seat of a red Ford F150. He appeared to be sleeping and the vehicle was running.
The man, who was identified as Webster, told officers everything was OK. He was only texting his girlfriend.
Officers radioed dispatch, who relayed Webster had a warrant out of Kansas for possession of a controlled substance.
When officers searched Webster, they found a small pink bag containing a white crystal substance in his right pocket. The substance tested positive for methamphetamine.
As officers searched the vehicle, they found a clear bag containing a white crystal substance in the a sunglasses holder. That substance also tested positive for meth. They also found a glass pipe with burnt residue.
Also located was an approximately 14-inch long homemade weapon, which was hidden between the front driver's and passenger's seats. A black case contained four throwing knives and a 3-foot long homemade bullwhip.