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Burned out tag light leads to meth arrest

Henry K. Summerlin

A driver who was pulled over when a deputy noticed his tag lights weren’t working was arrested on a drug charge when he was found with a glass pipe and a small amount of methamphetamine, according to a report from the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputy Colby Beck was traveling west on SR 20 around 8:42 p.m. last Thursday when he noticed the equipment violation on a vehicle just ahead of him on the road.

The driver, identified as Henry Summerlin, 39, of Altha, stepped out of the car and explained that his window would not roll down.

The deputy’s report noted the driver “appeared to be in a panic state.”

When asked if he had anything illegal on him, Summerlin pulled out a glass pipe from his pocket.  When asked if anything else would be found if he was searched, he admitted to having “some meth” in his pocket.  He handed over a plastic container that held a small baggie with suspected meth.

He was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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March 10th, 2017



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