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ATV rider charged with possession of methamphetamine

Donald Samuels

A late night ride ended with the arrest of a Fountain man after a deputy was sent to check on an ATV traveling along Miller Road around 11 p.m. April 15.

Calhoun County Deputy Quinn Dickey parked in the driveway at the Mossy Pond Library to wait for the westbound ATV, which he then witnessed turn into a ditch parallel with Lake McKenzie Blvd.

The deputy stopped the ATV and told the driver, Donald Eugene Samuels, 35, he could not drive on the road.

He had the driver and his passenger step away from the vehicle as Deputy Jessica Page arrived to assist.

Dickey found that Samuels’ driver’s license has been revoked since 2004 and he has multiple offenses for driving while license suspended or revoked.

The deputies spotted a small bag on the ground between the pair and found that the contents tested positive for methamphetamine. Both were searched and denied having any illegal substances on their person.  Samuels claimed ownership of the bag found on the ground and his passenger was allowed to leave.

While waiting for a tow truck, deputies searched the grounds and discovered two small fabric bags next to a path the ATV had traveled earlier.  Each bag contained a small glass pipe with burn residue that tested positive for methamphetamine.

During a search prior to entering the jail, a small bag was found in Samuels’ right shoe.  The bag’s contents tested positive for meth.

Approximately .6 grams of meth was recovered.

Samuels was charged with possession of methamphetamine, three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, introduction of contraband into a detention facility and driving while license suspended or revoked as a habitual offender.

He is being held on $5,000 bond.

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April 28th, 2017



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