West Fork Man Booked In Drug Case, Had Toy Gun During Arrest

Joseph Gilliam

A West Fork man has been booked in a drug case, according to court documents.

On Sunday (June 1) at 10:15 p.m., a police officer stopped Joseph Gilliam in a silver Cadillac passenger car, according to the documents.

The vehicle earlier rolled through a stop sign and was later pulled over the officer.

Gilliam was observed to be breathing very heavily, and his chest was “heaving.” His hands were shaking visibly, and the officer received consent to search the vehicle.

The officer found a soda can in the center console with “many” pills dissolving in the liquid at the bottom of the can.

The officer identified Oxycodone, along with other small green pills that couldn’t be identified due to the markings being dissolved, according to the documents.

Also found were a “snort straw” with white residue located on the center console and a toy handgun, the documents state.

Gilliam was arrested and faces charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with physical evidence, according to court documents.

The West Fork Police Department confirmed that Gilliam is the son of Officer Kathy Gilliam.

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