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Man Arrested With Meth in His Hat

By Jessie Williams 

A Lafayette man was arrested on drug charges last week following a traffic stop. 

According to arresting officer Sergeant Austin Cliburn’s report, he was patrolling the  Long Creek and Scottsville Rd. area when he observed a white GMC Suburban crossing the center line. 

The officer initiated a traffic stop at the intersection and identified the driver as 51-year-old Craig Hall. 

After speaking with Hall, Sergeant Cliburn suspected possible drug activity, and received consent to search the vehicle. 

Inside the vehicle, the officer discovered a baggie, containing a crystalized substance, wrapped in a shop towel. A meth pipe was also found.

The substance field tested positive for methamphetamine. 

During a search of Hall’s person, Officer Cliburn also found a second baggie of meth inside the ball cap he was wearing. 

All  of the seized meth in this case weighed a total of approximately .83 grams. 

Mr. Hall was transported to the Macon County Jail for booking on the charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

His bond was set at $6,000, and he is scheduled to appear in general sessions court on July 7, 2021.