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Halloween traffic stop leads to arrest, recovery of Meth

ANDERSON CO., November 4, 2013— An Oakwood man is in jail after a Halloween traffic stop led officers to the recovery of almost a gram of Methamphetamine.

According to Anderson County Sheriff Greg Taylor, on October 31, at approximately 3:00 p.m., Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputy Dean made a traffic stop on a 4-door vehicle at the intersection of West Oak, and San Jacinto, after the driver failed to stop at a stop sign.

As the driver was pulling the vehicle over, Deputy Dean noticed the man attempting to toss something out the driver’s side window. Deputy Dean approached the vehicle and identified the man as Dedric Dion Price, age 39, of Oakwood. Deputy Dean also noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

Price was found to be driving with an expired driver’s license, and was taken into custody. A search of the vehicle revealed a small bag containing almost a gram of Methamphetamine. The bag was discovered between the door and the window, where it had become lodged when Price attempted to dispose of it.

Price was arrested and charged with Tampering with/Fabricating Physical Evidence – a $7,500 bond; Possession of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1 – a $15,000 bond; Driving with an Expired Driver’s License; and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Price was charged fines in the amount of $504.

“Unfortunately there are quite a few people out here that use and deal drugs,” said Sheriff Taylor. “We try to catch as many as we can.”

KYYK's Gary Richards spoke with Sheriff Taylor about the case. Click below for more.

 

An arrest does not mean that the individual or individuals have been convicted of the alleged violation, unless otherwise noted. Individuals are innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.

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