Illinois man arrested on weapon and drug charges at Evansville hotel



Evansville Police arrested 43 year old Brandon Smith on weapon and drug charges during an investigation at the Tropicana Hotel Tuesday morning.
Officers were sent to the hotel on a tip that a person staying at the hotel had a warrant. Officer went to the room given in the tip. Officers located the wanted person, Joshua Fields. While in the room, Officers saw narcotics paraphernalia. While investigating the narcotics violations, officers found a loaded handgun under one of the pillows.
Officers determined that the gun belonged to Smith. A check of his criminal history showed Smith, of Crossville Illinois, is a convicted felon and is not allowed to possess a handgun. Officers also found two wallets with Sheriff Deputy badges in them, but could not determine who the wallets belonged to.
The narcotics paraphernalia, the gun, and the badges, were all confiscated. Smith was arrested for Possession of a Handgun by a Felon, Possession of Paraphernalia, and Possession of a Syringe.


  1. Poor guy, now he’s probably going to loose his job.

    “an idle mind is the devils playground”

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