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.