Man facing charges after drugs spotted on video call

PUTNAM COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A drug investigation led to the arrest of a Putnam County man.

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office said on Monday, Feb. 5, deputies opened an investigation into William Logan Donatto-Jensen for illegal drug activity.

Investigators said they initially discovered that Donatto had been communicating with an inmate in the Putnam County Jail.

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During the investigation, deputies were able to access video showing Donatto with a large amount of marijuana and cash. Furthermore, detectives saw Donatto pick up the inmate after her release from the Putnam County Jail and leave with her. A short time later, deputies pulled Donatto over for a traffic violation and noticed a strong smell of marijuana coming from his vehicle, according to detectives.

The sheriff’s office said deputies searched the vehicle and found approximately 28 grams of methamphetamine and about seven grams of fentanyl. Some psychedelic mushrooms were also seized.

During the traffic stop, Donatto reportedly told deputies he had marijuana at his home on Miranda Lane. Deputies searched his home and found about 1.75 pounds of marijuana, nearly four ounces of psychedelic mushrooms, a gun, and a large amount of money, according to investigators.

Donatto was arrested and charged with manufacture, sell, and delivery of methamphetamine, manufacture, sell, and delivery of schedule VI drugs, manufacture, sell, and delivery or schedule I drugs, manufacture, sell and delivery of schedule II drugs, and possession of a firearm with intent to go armed.

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He is being held in the Putnam County Jail on a $55,000 bond and has a court date set for Friday, Feb. 23.

The sheriff’s office said prior to the Feb. 5 investigation, Donatto was arrested on several other charges that are currently in the criminal justice system.

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