Grayson Hamlett

A Moneta-area man faces drug charges after a traffic stop in the Westlake area of Smith Mountain Lake. Franklin County officials say 46-year-old Grayson Hamlett was a passenger in the vehicle. Charges include suspicion of possessing meth.

From the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office: While on routine patrol in the Westlake area of Franklin County, a deputy with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office observed a blue Chevy Trailblazer being operated by a suspended driver. The deputy initiated a traffic stop in the area of Smith Mountain Building Supply, located at 13080 Booker T. Washington Hwy.¬† The deputy conducted a search of the vehicle and located a loaded handgun as well as several small baggies containing a white crystalline substance. the substance was tested and determined to be methamphetamine. The passenger in the vehicle, 46-year-old Grayson Scott Hamlett of Moneta, was arrested and charged with; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of a firearm while in possession of a schedule I or II drug, and possession of marijuana. Hamlett is currently being held in the Franklin County Jail without bond. ¬†Additional charges may be pending following results from the forensics lab. This is an ongoing investigation.