On Sunday, July 16th, Deputy Danny Schilling made a routine traffic stop on a car near the intersection of Benicia Road and Glen Cove Parkway in Vallejo. While Deputy Schilling advised the driver, 48-year-old Jimmy Smothers of Fairfield, of his vehicle’s expired registration and inoperable rear brake light, dispatch quickly advised Deputy Schilling that Smothers was a wanted man.
Smothers had an outstanding arrest warrant out of Contra Costa County, in violation of possessing and transporting dangerous drugs (methamphetamine). During a search of the car, Deputy Schilling located approximately ½ pound (7.5 ounces) of methamphetamine hidden in Smothers’ back pack.
For many of us, who have never seen, used or have any idea how much methamphetamine that really is, Smothers was in possession of 202.5 grams (approx 7.5 ounces) which equates to between 1,000-2,000 doses of methamphetamine depending on the users habit.
Smothers was arrested on scene for the outstanding arrest warrant. He is also charged with possession for sales and transportation of methamphetamine.