Newton Police Department
• Samuel M. Smith, 22, of Newton, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia at 3 a.m. Aug. 2 in the 2300 block of Law Center Drive. According to the Newton Police Department, officers placed Smith under arrest for active warrants in Jasper County. Police were transporting Smith to the Jasper County Jail and upon arrival Smith was searched by jail staff who found a metal pipe with residue in Smith’s right pants pocket. Smith said he had forgotten the pipe was in there. Smith was arrested at 3 a.m. Aug. 3 at 900 E. 12th St. N. on four Jasper County warrants for failure to appear.