Man charged with drug crime

FAIRMONT — A 25-year-old Fairmont man is facing a felony charge in Martin County.

Dorian Stinnett has been charged with third-degree possession of meth in a park zone, which carries a charge of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

According to the complaint:

On Jan. 2, Fairmont police entered a residence in the 300 block of East Third Street in Fairmont to execute felony arrest warrants on two men, after receiving information that they were staying in the residence.

Officers entered the residence and discovered another man, later identified as Stinnett, sitting on the couch. For their own safety, the officers ordered Stinnett to put his hands in the air. At first, he did not comply, but then did put his hands up.

Stinnett was handcuffed, and was asked if he had any weapons on him. He replied he might have one in his pocket. An officer asked which pocket the knife was in, but Stinnett said he did not know.

The officer then felt Stinnett’s pockets and pulled out several items, including a blue glass tube with a white powder residue inside, which later tested positive for meth. The officer asked about the tube, and Stinnett said he had cleaned up the house earlier and had just placed it in his pocket. A cellophane wrapper with more of the same white residue also was found.

Stinnett was transported to the Martin County Jail, where he was advised of his rights and agreed to answer questions. Stinnett again said he had found the tube on the floor and placed it in his pocket. He denied knowing the wrapper had white residue on it.

The residence on Third Street is located within a park zone.