A 22-year-old Washington C.H. man is being held in the Fayette County Jail on a $27,500 bond for allegedly being in possession of over seven grams of methamphetamine.
Justin M. Wilson, of 407 Broadway St., was arrested during a traffic stop Friday night on charges of aggravated possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also cited for having no operator’s license and no illumination of his vehicle’s rear license plate light.
At approximately 9:40 p.m. Friday, a Washington Police Department officer pulled over a vehicle on Delaware Street because the vehicle did not have a functioning license plate light, reports said. When the officer asked the driver of the vehicle, identified as Wilson, for a driver’s license, Wilson advised that he did not have a valid operator’s license.
Police said a status check of Wilson revealed that he had a suspended license and that there was an active bench warrant out of Washington Municipal Court for failure to appear. Wilson was then taken into custody.
The front seat passenger, identified as Kevin W. Perry, 44, of 801 E. Temple St., was asked to exit the vehicle in order for police to take inventory of the vehicle before it was towed. A metal spoon with white powder residue was located in plain view on the front passenger seat where Perry had been sitting, according to reports. Perry was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
While taking inventory of the vehicle, police found a prescription pill container between the driver’s seat and the center console with three clear cellophane bags inside that contained a white substance. The substance later field tested positive for methamphetamine. A metal pipe was also located between the front passenger seat and center console.
Wilson was charged with aggravated possession due to the amount of meth weighing 7.43 grams, police said.
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