Crime Blotter: Officers uncover three bags of meth during traffic stop

Jan. 17, 2019 1:59 p.m. 

Two men were looking for a fun evening, but when a USCPD officer pulled their vehicle over for a suspended license plate, the passenger lost thousands of dollars, a revolver and multiple bags of drugs.

When the officer walked up, he thought he was just towing the driver’s vehicle, but then he smelled marijuana and reconsidered. He searched the driver and found nothing.

The driver's passenger was a different story. In the police report, the officer reported him smelling strongly of marijuana. A simple search uncovered 2.6 grams of marijuana, three bags of meth, 2.1 grams of meth and cocaine mixed, $1,348.30 in cash and a loaded Smith & Wesson Model 60 revolver.

At this point there were four officers investigating what started as a failure to pay property tax. The driver was released, but his vehicle was towed. According to the police report, the passenger was transported to the Alvin S. Glenn detention center.

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