Camdenton man arrested on drug charges after strange behavior outside convenience store

Shawn Nett

A Camden County man is arrested outside a convenience store on drug charges after his strange behavior draws the attention of a deputy on routine patrol.

Shawn Nett, 46, of Camdenton, was taken into custody early Monday morning at the Signal Convenience Store on Highway 54.  He’s been charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. 

The investigation into Nett began late Sunday night when a deputy spotted him parked by a gas pump.  The deputy ran Nett’s plates and they came back belonging to a Volkswagon, although Nett was driving a truck.  When the deputy questioned Nett, he explained his truck was inoperable and he was waiting on a friend to come tow it.  However, the deputy also overheard Nett ask a patron of the store to tow it. 

The deputy requested a K-9 who alerted there were drugs inside the truck.  Court records state deputies found multiple broken smoking pipes and 5 grams of methamphetamine along with hashish.