Running A Stop Sign Gets Century Man Busted For Meth

March 16, 2017

Running a stop sign landed a Century man in jail on meth charges.

James Edward Lewis, 49, left the Century Woods Apartment on West Highway 4 at a high rate of speed without stopping at a posted stop sign, according to an arrest report. A deputy who witnessed the incident conducted a traffic stop.

The deputy noted Lewis was very nervous and the vehicle had an odor of marijuana, and Lewis was detained. A small plastic bag with a white substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine was located  in Lewis’ wallet. A bag with a “brown leafy substance” was found in Lewis’ pocket.

Lewis was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. He was booked into the Escambia County Jail and later released on a $10,000 bond.

He may face additional charges pending the outcome of laboratory testing on the brown leafy substance, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. He was given a verbal warning for running the stop sign.


11 Responses to “Running A Stop Sign Gets Century Man Busted For Meth”

  1. LDB on March 17th, 2017 1:30 pm

    You always were the smartest in our class—I agree with you completely

  2. David Huie Green on March 17th, 2017 10:26 am

    ” Please fill me in how you define it -you will agree the car has to come to complete stop – right?”

    Nobody cares how I define it, that is for the legislature to do. Dynamically speaking, “stopped” is whenever the vehicle has zero relative velocity relative to the Earth. (A car parked on a ferry moving 20 knots is obviously moving relative to the earth but would also be considered stopped relative to the ship. The planet spins 25,000 miles per day at the equator but that absolutely has nothing to do with traffic laws.)

    “it’s a 5-second rule for food items dropped on the floor and that is only if you can beat the dog to it.”

    Then I’m out of luck or need a slower dog.

    David for relativity

  3. Confused1 on March 17th, 2017 7:21 am

    David Hue Green – After due diligence and research it’s a 5-second rule for food items dropped on the floor and that is only if you can beat the dog to it.

  4. 429SCJ on March 17th, 2017 5:06 am

    Cause and effect walk hand in hand.

  5. Bob C. on March 16th, 2017 5:30 pm

    @ bewildereed

    Of course they are paying taxes on their transactions so there is that saving grace.

  6. Aaron The Crane Operator on March 16th, 2017 5:13 pm

    Glad to see more meth off the streets, he should have had NO BOND! Ruined my sister hate to see other families have members having the same problem! The things people do to get high!

  7. No Excuses on March 16th, 2017 3:34 pm

    Regardless – if he doesn’t obey drug laws, I doubt a stop sign will have much effect on him. It DID get him caught though, so that’s good!

  8. bewildered on March 16th, 2017 2:29 pm

    David Huie Green I used 3 seconds as a guideline, because a “rolling stop” at a stop sign does get you a $160 fine. Please fill me in how you define it -you will agree the car has to come to complete stop – right?

  9. David Huie Green on March 16th, 2017 11:48 am

    “Not coming to a full stop for 3 seconds on a stop sign is a $160 fine for most people ”

    Florida does not have a “three second rule.”

    That’s for food dropped on the floor and still good to eat.
    (Or was that the 30 second rule?)

    Regardless, I always make complete stops when hauling meth — or would if I did.

    David for reasonable precautions

  10. Nod on March 16th, 2017 10:27 am

    HA HA!!!!!


  11. bewildered on March 16th, 2017 6:26 am

    All these arrested individuals have a common denominator. They have enough cash on hand to be released on bond even though most of them do not have a regular job. It would be interesting to know how many are living in subsidized housing with food stamps and all kind of other freebies while handling their tax exempt drug distributing business. .
    PS: Not coming to a full stop for 3 seconds on a stop sign is a $160 fine for most people and not a verbal warning. .

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