Seligman man arrested for meth

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Man seen driving with revoked license, search turns up drugs

A Seligman man was arrested recently after he was pulled over for driving on a revoked license and drugs were allegedly found in his vehicle.

Jerrid Johnson, 25, of Seligman, is charged with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. He is also charged with three misdemeanors: Unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, driving while revoked and no insurance.

According to a probable cause statement filed by Officer Kevin Phillips, with the city of Seligman, Johnson was pulled over on Highway 37 near Ross Road at about 3:55 p.m. on Nov. 29 for driving with a revoked license. The vehicle's insurance had also allegedly been canceled on Aug. 13.

Phillips said while inventorying the vehicle, he found a black camera bag with 11 clear baggies containing a white residue, a clear plastic bag with a brown leafy residue and an orange syringe cap near the driver's seat. The bags with the white residue allegedly field-tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine.

Phillips said after reading Johnson his Miranda rights, Johnson allegedly admitted the items belonged to him and he was aware of them.

Johnson's license was revoked in May, and Phillips said he also has prior convictions for possession of a controlled substance.

Johnson is being held in the Barry County jail on a cash-only bond of $35,000. A court date has yet to be set.

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